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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 21, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL LV THE NEWSFAPEK Press and United THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGH80RS fun Lease Wire Five CenU a Copy Dutch Defy UN Group Disapproval Go Ahead With Plan to Set Up Interim Government JMASON CITS IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 21 1948 PRESIDENT TRIES GIFT DESKPresident Trumps at a Christmasgift desk Monday as he talks with Isaac the Slte Waters whonSe it for him in offhours The desk is a reproduction of one used by George Washington The wood is from the original wMte house structure built in 1790 It was removed the building was repaired 20 years ago Spring Pig Crop Is Forecast at 10 Per Cent Above 1948 Washington agricul ture department Tuesday fore cast that next springs pig crop will be 10 per cent larger than the 1948 spring crop this prediction is borne out the supply of pork a year from now would be roughly 10 per cenl larger than at present Spring pigs are fattened during the summer and are marketed the following fall and winter The indicated increase is 7 per cent smaller than the goal Secre tary of Agriculture Brannan had recommended in a move to en large meat supplies and to bring about lower prices The spring crop was forecast at about 56500000 head This compares with the 1948 spring crop of 51286000 and with a 193746 spring crop average of 52968000 At the same time the depart ment reported the 1948 fall crop at 33995000 head This compares with the department goal of 34 400000 head Mercury to Take Drop During Night Des Moines weath warm now blowing cold Tuesday The mercury which in the past weeks has been rising and falling like a department store elevator will head toward the basement Tuesday night The weather bureau forecast winds Tuesday night of 30 to 35 miles an hour and said tempera tures would drop to 8 to 12 de grees in the northwest Highways Tuesday were re ported slippery in spots in some sheltered areas These included north and south of Cedar Rapids the Dubuque area Marengo Dav enportMuscatine area Burlington and Waterloo Highways 65 and 69 in Worth county were covered with ice and slippery and roads in the Mason City area were slippery in spots Highway 6 west of Cedar Rapids was slippery Former Waveriy Pastor Celebrates 50 Years Service Waterloo UR The Rev John S Cole 84 celebrated his 50th year Tuesday as an Episcopal min ister The prominent Waterloo clergy man was the celebrant at a spec ial Eucharist at St Marks Epis copal church He retired several years ago but has filled in as pas tor at several churches in Iowa and Illinois The Rev Cole for 14 years pas tor at Waveriy was ordained Dec 21 1898 at the Church of the An nunciation in Chicago where he celebrated his first mass the fol lowing Christmas day Clothes Equipment for Armed Services to Be Standardized Washington sec retary James Forrestal announced Tuesday that a committee of top navy and air force officers is standardizing clothing and per sonal equipment for the 3 services More than 400 items of clothing and equipment on which the ser spent almost this year are involved The items on display in a quartermaster depot near Alexandria Va Extradition for Rutledge Is Requested Des Moines state of Iowa requested Tuesday that a young St Louis doctor be extra dited for trial in the knife slaying of his wifes bachelor admirer Gov Robert D Blue signed papers requesting Gov Phil Don nelly of Missouri to turn Dr Rob ert C Rutledge 27 over to Iowa for trial in Cedar Rapids next month on a charge of murdering Byron C Hattman 29yearold St Louis aircraft engineer It was in Cedar Rapids where Hattmans body was found last week in his hotel room where bloodspattered walls gave evi dence of a terrific struggle A 6inch stab wound to the heart caused his death In St Louis where Dr Rutledge was freed under bond Mon day he announced he would fight extradition The young specialist in childrens diseases said Hatt man was stabbed accidentally when they fought after Dr Rut ledge tried to persuade him to quit pursuing Mrs Rutledge Iowa Farmers Pfan 20 Per Cent Hike in Number of Sows Des Moines farmers are planning a 20 per cent increase m number of sows kept for far rowing next spring the Iowa crop and livestock reporting service said Tuesday The service said the plans if carried out would probably result in a spring pig crop 2nd only to the record 15000000 head far rowed in 1943 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and much colder Tuesday night with low temperature near 10 above Partly cloudy and cold Wednes day with high near 20 Dim inishing winds Iowa Clearing and much colder Tuesday night Wednesday partly cloudy and rather cold Low Tuesday night 812 north west to 1538 southeast Iowa 5day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 3 de grees below normal Normal maximum 27 north and 34 south Normal minimum 8 north 15 south Clearing and much colder Wednesday Cloudy with rising temperatures Thursday and Fri day One to twotenths inch of precipitation appearing as snow about Friday Cooler Saturday Minnesota Cold wave east much colder west portion Tuesday night with temperatures falling to 1015 below north and zero to 5 above south Clearing with diminishing winds Tuesday night Wednesday partly cloudy and cold IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis ics for 24 hour peuod ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 36 Minimum 25 At 8 a m Tuesday 25 YEAR AGO Maximum 32 Minimum 10 r Dutch govern ment Tuesday defied a United Nations condemnation of its plans to set up an interim government m Indonesia where the republi can forces were reported to have recaptured their capital city of Jogjakarta In a long letter to the UN se curity council sched uled to meet Wednesday to take up the Indonesian crisis the Dutch repeated their determination to set up the interim government be fore the first of the year The letter said the Dutch always had agreed that the Indonesian republic was to have a place in the interim government but tha other Indonesians outside the re public could not be expected to wait any longer for the federal administration promised them The Dutch stand was maintained m the face of a tough attitude by the United States toward the de velopments in Indonesia The Americans were taking the lead in drafting a resolution calling on the Dutch to retire to their olc positions TJhe Indonesian delegation to the UN quoted a republican broadcast from somewhere in Java as re porting the recapture of JagJak arta It fell to Dutch paratroopers who dropped on it at the outset of the new campaign If correct such a report would represent a sharp reversal of the trend of the fighting in Java A tight censorship blocked the dis patch from Java of any reports other than official statements They had taken the line that the Dutch were chopping deep into the Indonesian republic from sev eral directions Starts Action on Tidelands Federal Control of Oil Rights Wanted Washington Gen eral Clark Tuesday brought ac tions in the suprdefne court to ob tain federal jurisdiction over the oilrich tidelands off the coasts of Texas and Louisiana Clark asked the court to apply to these coastal lands the same finding of federal paramount in terest which the court gave to the United SCates in the California tidelands case decided in June 1947 The petitions to the supreme court took 2 forms The attorney general first asked the court for permission to bring the suits against Texas and Louis iana as original actions in the highest court These requests were accompanied by copies of the pro posed suits in which the attorney general requested a declaration of primary federal rights over the lands minerals and other things underlying the Gulf of Mexico ad jacent to the coasts seaward of low water mark The actions as in the California case proposed to exempt bays rivers lagoone and other inland waters from any federal claim Battle of Trees to Supreme Court Des Moines battle of the trees was fought again time before the Iowa supreme court Counsel for certain Oskaloosa property owners asked the court to prevent temporarily the re moval of a considerable number of aged shade trees in a street widening project The court was expected to rule on the request later Tuesday 2OOO 1918 GOAL PREVIOUSLY REPORTED GlobeGazette Pressroom Em ployes R H Club Ventura Jotly Worker Club Rlckie Johnson A Friend FWJM Plymouth Friend Police Auxiliary Assn H B Avenue Manly Bethany Dorcas Circle KensVlt CumDouble Club Fertile In Memory of Lt Dorance S Grange Mason City Friend Rosemary Capuzzi 12 Grace Evangelical Ladies Aid P T A Bath No 3 Beet Sujar Refinery Employes Fay Grace and Bob Girl Scout Troop No 4 Denison Club Harry Gordon iiook Jack Sam Steve Hi and Rass Gene Kocl L L Loula Tena Fotlrlailcs 4 Skarlls Boys Chautauqua CJub St James Lutheran Brotherhood Mason City Button Club Circle 0 WSCS odist Church Paulette and Harold Kipper The Piano Practice Club Palace Theater Employes John Groth M McCammond 1200 500 100 500 100 100 300 200 750 200 1000 100 200 300 200 1000 300 SO20 SOO 1201 100 250 200 200 7fi4 SOO 200 300 100 SOO 200 800 100 300 THE DAYS TOTAL 15283 TOTAL TO DATE Jl716fi8 SUM YET NEEDED J 25S33 Extra Money Will Extend Yule Season ROSPECTS of Am J going over the for the 1948 wl j Christmas Cheer Fund zoomed Tuesday when 34 contributions totaling boosted the cash receipts al most to the mark This left only to bejraised in the 3 giv solicitation close at 2 This Paper Consists of Two No DuqqanNotNam as Spy Ch Construction Projects in China Halted Suspend ECA Funds Because of Critical Military Situation Washington G Hoff man said Tuesday the economic cooperation administration had suspended all reconstruction proj ects in China It had allotted 000000 for that purpose The EGAadministrator told re porters about the suspension after talking with President Truman a the white house Returned Monday Hoffman returned only Monday from a flying inspection trip of ECA work around the world He visited China on the trip Hoffman said the decision to hold up the reconstruction spend ing in China until the situation clears in that strifetorn country was made during his recent visit to Shanghai ECA has decided even to stop engineering planning except in iso lated cases Hoffman said Economic Aid The socalled reconstruction projects were part of ECAs eco nomic aid to China They embrace such things as rebuilding of war shattered transportation and docks system Congress voted for all kinds of economic aid to China plus of military aid Say Quentin Roosevelt in Plane Crash ing days before the comes formally to a oclock Friday afternoon The goal s Last year the grand total passed he mark and Miss Doris 3ruce director of Family Service nc administrator of the Cheer Fund points out that a like or even greater amount could be used to an advantage this year It will mean stretching the ihristmas season out into the other months of the year she ob served So either rush that or the GlobeGazette office or address it to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa HIT BY TRUCK Dubuque M Gates year old daughter of Mr and Mrs Sumner Gates of Dubuque died Monday of injuries suffered hen struck by a truck She was he citys 6th traffic fatality vic im this year Shanghai Local aviation sources said that Quentin Roose velt was on the Chinese air liner which crashed and burned near Hong Kong Tuesday with the pos sible loss of all 33 persons aboard The grandson of President Theo dore Roosevelt is a vice president of the Chinese National Airlines corporation It was a CNAC C54 Skymaster which crashed on Ba falt island 10 miles from Hong Kong Aviation circles said Roosevelt left for Hong Kong on a business trip Tuesday morning Mrs Roosevelt and their 3 young daughters are in Shanghai Roosevelt son of the late Brig Gen Theodore Roosevelt Jr has been in China about one year on his present job Thomas to Stand Trial on Charge of Pay Kickback Washington UR Federal Judge Henry Schweinhaut Tuesday de nied a motion for dismissal of the governments payroll kickback indictment against Rep J Parnell Thomas RN J Thomas and his former con gressional secretary Miss Helen Campbell were ordered to stand trial in federal district court here on Jan 10 on charges of conspir ing to defraud the federal govern ment Nationalists Trying to Put Political House in Order Nanking China alist China Tuesday marked up another day without a function ing cabinet or a victory in its civil war The shooting war north of the Yangtze river is almost over qualified military observers said They reported government forces appeared neither willing nor cap able of mounting a single large scale offensive north of the river nor of stopping any mass com munist thrust Progovernment newspapers ac knowledged Tientsin major in dustrial center of North China was completely isolated They reported heavy fighting in the outskirts Official sources ad mitted the loss of 2 rail towns on the approaches to Tientsin The governmental situation was no more encouraging President Chiang KaiShek the day pass without taking action on a pro posed new cabinet Monday night Premier Sun Fo handed Chiang a list of ministers ready to fight on until we can secure an honor able peace Sun spent nearly a month forming the cabinet But some doubt appeared Tuesday as to his success Sun said Chen Li Fu Kuomintang nationalist party stalwart would be a minister without portfolio Chen said he knew nothing about it until he read of it in the newspapers Chen has been reluctant to exchange his vice presidency of the legislative yuan for a cabinet post The legislative yuan met Tues day About 650 of its 750 mem bers did not show up Many have already fled Nanking which lies on the south bank of the Yangtze Notified of Court Decision Hanging of Jap Warlords Imminent Tokyo which may iead to the hanging of former Premier Hideki Tojo and 6 other condemned Japanese war crim inals within 24 hours were set off Tuesday when Gen Douglas Mac Arthur received official notifica tion of the U S supreme court decision in the case An aide said MacArthur has seen furnished a verbatim copy of the courts findings that it could lot entertain an appeal because of he international composition of he tribunal that passed the sen ences Allied headquarters officials said earlier that Tojo and his 6 cohorts would be executed im mediately but that 24 hours were ixpected to elapse after receiving he official notification Announcement that MacArthur iad received the notification was nade early Tuesday night The 24 lours will expire Wednesday night o the 7 men may die at dawn Thursday the usual hour for ex ecutions This would be dusk Wednesday EST PLUNGED TO ence Duggan 43 president of the Institute of International Educa tion and former state department official plunged to death Mon day night from a window of his 16th floor office in New York according to police U S Raps Overthrow of Governments Washington United States Tuesday strongly denounced the use of military force to over throw popularlyelected govern ments in the western hemisphere The state department said this government views as deplorable the use of force as an instrument of political change Furthermore it said such action is inconsistent with ideals of the American republics and increas ingly a danger to all the countries of this hemisphere The statement was directed pri marily at the recent overthrow of governments in Peru Venezuela and El Salvador It applied also to recent revolutions in Costa Rica Paraguay Bolivia and other publics ers Key Witness Perishes in Window Fall Former Official of State Department Was in ProSoviet Bloc New York t aker Chambers said Tuesday he never had received any state depart ment papers from Laurence Dug gan who plunged to hia death Monday night Duggan 43 former highrank ing state department official had accused of testimony before the house unAmerican activities committee of handing out secrets for red spies This testimony the committee said was given by Isaac Don Le vine a magazine editor The com mittee said Levine testified that Chambers told Adolf A Berle Jr former assistant secretary of state that Duggan was one of a group who supplied him data Chambers is a confessed former communist courier Name Mentioned Chambers said Tuesday that he had mentioned name to Berle in 1939 as a member of the prosoviet bloc in the state de partment But the onetime courier said he had not mentioned Duggan as one who furnished him documents Chambers made his statements to newsmenat the offices of the federal grand jury investigating alleged communist espionage Great Service At the same time a grand jury witness former assistant secretary of state Francis B Sayre toldre porters that Duggan had rendered great service to the state de partment during his employment there Referring to Levines testimony Chambers said It would be more proper to say I mentioned 6 people I mentioned Mr Duggan But I did not mention all those people as having turned over those papers I did not name Mr Duggan as passing over papers to me re Hpwever the executions may be later Gen Douglas earlier or MacArthur has surrounded the executions with complete secrecy and there will be no public an nouncement until the men have been hanged Urges Safe Driving on Holidays Des Moines UR Christmas holiday accidents may take 14 lives on highways this week end State Public Safety Commis sioner Alfred W Kahl said Tues day The state highway pairol is now distributing warning cards to motorists reminding them that during the 1947 Christmas week end there were 12 fatalities and 169 injured in 446 Iowa highway accidents S N Jespersen chief of the pa trol suggested that motorists keep holiday spirits in their hearts and not in their stomachs as drunken driving is the quickest way to turn greeting into griev ing He called attention to the usual Christmas traffic hazards of re duced visibility and inadequate highway traction in bad weather and unusually heavy traffic Kahl said the departments Christmas slogan for lowans is lets not let death take our holi day Dies of Injuries After Car Crash Denison L King 46 of Charter Oak died in a hos pital Sunday of injuries suffered in an auto accident last Friday Highway patrolmen said Kings car skidded 350 feet on icy high way No 141 seven miles north west of Denison and left the road Two passengers escaped with minor injuries Westerners Merge Berlin Authority D Berlin United States Britain and France announced Tuesday a 3 power government for Berlin without Russian participa tion The French commandant Gen Jean Ganeval read a 3power statement saying If soviet authorities either now or at some future date decide to abide by the agreement to which the 4 powers are committed the quadripartite administration of Berlin can be resumed During their abstention the 3 western allies will exercise the powers of the allied komandatura although realizing that owing to the soviet obstruction it will only be possible for them to carry out their administration in the west ern sectors for the present Berkley Bob Hope to Fly to Europe Washington UR Vice presi dentelect Alben W Barkley Air Secretary W Stuart Symington and Comedian Bob Hope will fly to Europe Wednesday in the air forces swank and controversial new plane Barkley and Symington will spend Christmas with American airmen flying the Berlin Hope will join a group of en tertainers giving a series of yule tide shows for air force personnel FULL Harrison Miller family 1809 Carolina N E now has a full baseball team Bobby born 2 weeks ago was the 9th son There are no girls From left to right GlobeGazette Photo the older boys are John 14 Gene 12 Lorain 10 Jerry 8 Francis 7 Jackie Dane 3 and Dwight 2 SAME UU M ton DAYS OmtSTMAt JfALS ;