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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 23, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL1IV Aaoetattd Fim United Press Full Leated Wlrei Five Centi a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 23 1947 This Paper Consists at Two Ono PANAMA REFUSES BASES FOR U S STASSEN SEES MARKET DEALS BY OFFICIALS Asks for Denial of Trading by White House Executive Department Washington UPJ Harold E Stassen republican presidential aspirant Tuesday challenged the administration to deny that pres ent and former officials of the government including the execu tive department of the white house made huge profits in com modity speculation Stassen accused the administra tion of deliberately withholding pertinent information about the operations of government insid ers in the commodity markets He said the administration could if it wanted to supply in 10 min utes the key points about such activity Instead he said it is pro viding a shower of irrelevant sta tistics for the purpose of confus ing and distracting the public He asked the administration to disclose at once present or former officials of the govern ment including the executive de partment of the white house cleaned up in the commodity mar kets at the time of heavy govern ment buying last winter The white house had no immedi ate comment on Stassens new charges But a spokesman in the office of Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P Anderson denied that any names are being withheld Stassens challenge was issued a day alter Secretary of Agricul ture Clinton P Anderson made public the first of a series of lists of commodity traders Anderson hinted that republican investigators may be disappointed if they expect to find government insiders on future lists He said the complete roster of speculators between 12000 and be released before congress convenes Jan 6 But Stassen said the people will demand specific answers and will not be fooled by a shower of ir relevant statistics Stassen made the original charge that government insiders were speculatingin commodity markets and named Edwin W Pauley spe cial assistant to the army secre tary Pauley subsequently admitted to the senate appropriations commit tee that he had large holdings in grain and other commodities when he took the army post in Septem ber He said he was liquidating them as rapidly as possible Pauley and Ralph K Davies wartime deputy petroleum admin istrator and California oil man were the only past or present members of the government whose names appeared on the list of 711 blue ribbon commodity traders released by Anderson Monday No Christmas Snow Says Weatherman Des Moines youngsters who get sleds from Santa Claus apparently will have no chance to use them Christmas day The weather bureau reported Tuesday that prospects for a white Christmas in Iowa have gone out the window and that no snow or precipitation of any consequence is indicated for the next 5 days Woman Calls Newspaper Then Leaps to Death Chicago JP Two policemen and a Chicago Times photogra pher sped to the hotel apartment of Mrs Patricia Brody Monday after she had telephoned the Times and said she was going to commit suicide While the policemen were en route to the home of the 36 year old divorcee a reporter at the Times talked to Mrs Brody for 20 minutes pleading with her not Each time the reporter coaxed her out of it I have troubles theres to kill herself He talked Christmas of new hope that might come with the new year of Gods mercy of the 11 year old adopted daughter she had men tioned Several times during the tele phone conversation she threat ened to break the connection and jump from her 3rd floor window nothing to live for she told him She hung up when the police and photographer John Arabinko arrived She told the officers Go away I dont want any police man They left and Arabinko stayed When she double locked the door Arabinko began to unlock it Flames Gut Grocery in Mason City Fire believed to have started from an overheated furnace early Tuesday morning left the stock of the Boyer and Ferris grocery 104 15th S E almost a total loss Firemen first answered the call at a m and all rigs were pressed into service for 2 hours one remaining until a m The store which is owned and operated by Eldon C Al Boyer 533 17th S E and Norbert Fer ris 510 Carolina S E was heavily stacked with Christmas supplies and a complete outlay of poultry had been received Monday The walls of the wooden structure re mained intact When firemen arrived the meat counter had fallen part way into the basement as supports under neath gave way The building was filled with smoke and the fire was centered around the coal furnace in the basement Fire Chief James Kelley said A reach in refrigerator an inet a steakmaker andSscales had tuiableet into the basement Boyer said that he and Ferris had been working at the store until 11 p m Monday preparing for the Christmas rush and po lice reported the building in order oh a routine check at 1 a m Tuesday Bill Trudeau who lives next door at 110 15th S E said he noticed nothing out of place when he came by at 2 a m Trudeau said he was aroused sometime around a m though by what appeared to be shotgun blasts and Boyer said this might have come from shells he had in the store Trudeau reported that he smelled smoke a short time later and awoke in time to see the fire trucks drive up Boyer said that he and Ferris planned remodeling as soon as possible He announced that an attempt would be made to set up temporary quarters soon Boyer has operated the store for 10 years Ferris worked at the gro cery several years before he be came a partner 14 months ago The owners were unable to reach an estimate of the damage Tuesday Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Tuesday night Partly cloudy Wednesday Slow ly rising temperatures Wednes day Low Tuesday night near 10 High Wednesday 32 to 35 Iowa Fair Tuesday night some what colder extreme east por tion Wednesday partly cloudy with rising temperatures west and north portion Low Tuesday night 8 to 14 north and 18 to 22 south High Wednesday 33 to 38 Iowa 5day weather outlook Temperatures will average 4 to 7 degrees above normal Normal highs 26 north 33 south Nor mal lows Eight north 15 south Warmer Wednesday Little change Thursday through Satur day Warmer Sunday No pre cipitation of consequence indi cated for next 5 days Minnesota Partly cloudy south and mostly cloudy north Tues day night and Wednesday with occasional light snow northeast and extreme north Not so cold northwest and extreme north Tuesday night Rising tempera tures Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 29 Minimum 8 At 8 a m Tuesday 8 YEAR AGO Maximum 35 Minimum 21 told Mrs Brody the policemen would send a police matron to help her I was talking to her all the time I guess Arabinko said but I cant seem to remember what I said My mind seemed tp be all filled up with Christmas my wife our 2 kids the presents at home and everything Suddenly Arabinko said she darted to a window and quickly it open Arabinko attempted to grab too late She lumped He looked out the win dow and saw her lying in her sright blue dressing gown on the paved areaway below She was dead Arabinko went to the alley made a photograph of her body and called his office AT Wircphoto BEFORE FATAL Patricia Brody leaped to her death from her Chicago apart ment only 10 seconds after this picture was taken by a news paper photographer MISSAL QUITS AS COUNTY AUDITOR Named Deputy Assessor Schoneman New Auditor C Missal repub lican Hancock county auditor for 15 years resigned Monday after noon to take the deputy asses sor position Maynard A Schoneman 30 ap pointed by the board of super visors Monday to the county au ditor position and he in turn ap pointed Missal deputy assessor Schoneman also a republican and a World war II veteran has been deputy auditor for li years He attended school at Britt and Garner and was graduated by the AIB at Des Moines He is a mem ber of the V F W Legion and Garner Rotary club During the war the new county auditor was a technical sergeant with the 133rd infantry of the 34th division He served in Ireland North Africa Italy and Austria Russia Norway Trade Pact London and Nor way have reached a trade agree ment after months of negotiation Moscow radio said Tuesday Catch Slayer of Woman in Shooting Fray Newton Eichey 22 sought lor 9 hours in the fatal shooting his former mother inlaw was arrested early Tues day as he crouched behind the davenport of a friend Kichey surrendered quietly at the home of Burl Hess Newton factory employe only 2 blocks from Ihe scene of the shooting Mrs Harold E Davis 41 was shot to death and her husband suffered arm and back wounds Monday evening when Assistant Chief of Police Joel Lammers said Richey Davis home in an attempt Tfofget his former wife to returnitirihim When Barbara 20 who received a divorce from Richey 3 weeks ago refused Lammers quoted her as saying He pulled a gun out of his hip pocket and started shooting County Attorney John Diehl said charges would be filed against Richey Wednesday but that he did not know exactly wliaUbe charges would be Police went to the Hess home after a Newton taxi driver told them Kichey had been target prac ticing at the Hess place early Mon day afternoon Mrs Richey had been living with her mother and stepfather since she left Richey about 2 months ago in Dubuque where he has been employed by the John Deere company In the divorce decree she was granted custody of their 2 daughters Cynthia 4 and Nanette Sue 1 Lammers quoted Mrs Richey as saying her former husband en tered the Davis home as the fami ly was seated at the dinner table and demanded that Mrs Richey go with him When he began shooting she said she first ducked under the table and later grabbed her older daughter and fled from the room Lammers said She said she stayed upstairs until she heard Kichey leave the house Lammers reported Mrs Davis was killed outright and 2 other bullets struck Davis OlabeGazette Photo DOUBLE SMOKED HAM AND CHARCOAL CHICKEN This large counter filled with a large supply of meat and poultry for the Christmas rush was found partially in the basement when firemen arrived at the Boyer and Ferris grocery 104 15th S E early Tuesday morning Chief James Kelley and a delivery boy Bob Johnston survey the caved in floor of the building which was badly charred inside and its contents esti mated at almost a total loss Wirephoto 90 DAY STAY AND NEW Formicola 21 year old Italian girl smiles happily as she is surrounded by her cousins John left and Michael 2nd from right after getting a 90 day visitors visa in Philadelphia At right is Frank Alfidi who hopes to marry the girl New York engagement ring sparkled on the third finger of Maria Formicolas left hand Tuesday and for Frank Aifidi it was like June in December Alfidi was confident he could win Maria within the 90day deadline set by the XI S immi gration service Maria indicated she had her mind made up too But like all women she reserved the right to change it I want Frank to pay court to me for the next 3 months she said I like him But I need to know him better Alfidi proposed to Maria last Thursday right after she arrived iere to marry exGI James Mc Intosh 19 Guerrant Ky But Mclntosh was killed in an auto mobile accident in Kentucky the day before Maria sailed from Italy and the U S immigration service ruled she must return to her native land Alfidi 27 a Yonkcrs music teacher had been in love will Maria ever since a friend hac shown him her picture He hac proposed to her previously by mail Alfidi rushed to Ellis Island to tell the darkeyed beauty of hi love and to protest her departa tion Gov Earl C Clements o Kentucky also appealed to immi gration authorities in Marias behalf The immigration authorities re lented and said Maria could stay for 90 days and if she marriec Alfidi a navy veteran she couk stay for keeps Alfidi said 90 days was long enough for him to win her Well see said Maria Trumans Economic Advisers Against Longer Work Week Council Says Increased Production Alone Wont Combat U S Inflation Washington UR The nation will be flirting with disastrous price breaks and recession be fore the end of 1948 if it depends on increased production alone to combat inflation This warning signal was hoisted Tuesday by President Trumans council of economic advisers which also rejected the idea of a longer work week In its second report to Mr Tru man the 3man council listed these other needs for putting the economy on an even keel industrial prices must come down in many seg ments of the economy must be reduced while profitability should be established1 in others in wage scales should be corrected so that the ex tremes are brought closer together must be a better bal ance of income among sections groups and individuals There is no formula for stable conditions and maximum produc tion the council said But it told businessmen that real price com petition is the most important This means the lowest price consistent with a fair return in a stable economy rather than the highest price that the traffic will bear in an unstable economy it said The report designed as back ground for Mr Trumans economic message to congress on Jan 8 flatly opposed a 44 or 48 hou work week It is evident that we canno all work longer hours and thereby end present shortages it said The council said many indus tries are held back by materia shortages others already are 01 an aroundtheclock basis and ii others a longer work week wouli mean higher dividends rathe than lower prices The council did not make an specific legislative recotnmenda tions and did not touch on th current debate over antiinflatior controls Instead its report was highly academic discussion of to achieve maximum produc lion It recommended 1 That labor and industry ge together to end restrictive prac tices on output 2 A better distribution of good in the lower and middle ranks 3 Economic arrangements t provide 1500000 new homes an nually for 10 years 4 Government aid to rebuil towns and cities 5 Better education and healt and nutrition programs on a mas production scale Your Last Chance 7000 1800 1600 1400 1200 200 KEVIOUSLV REPORTED SIGXIII2 aimed Meat Department Jacob E Decker Sons 31 Hason City Elks Club liu unior Department Firsl Meth odist Church he Rev E M Mueller 1IHI C Klefer aeet Witts Merry Christmas to Ail rom Uremia MM Starr Smiley lm rom a Brill Friend i Memory or LI Dorance S Granger I From Merry Lou Irs L J E i E Mrs Luis Pfahlcr C Pulh Co nonymous Friend Ilrill Park Inn Hole 1 akes Ambitious Veslae 411 Club Roots Buesy Family JelvJ lr and Mrs Geo Franklin S Family 1 B Avenue Manly American Club rom Gizmo Velcda Study Club Pack 1J Den 4 rom Doris Galen Lee Lnonymous Des Moines Friend red and Katherine W First Melhodisl Junior Service Guild Curley Ruth effcrson Circle Trinity Lvtli craa Church onalhan Amen Unnamed Friend Mason City Toaslmistress Club From Baby Bill deckers Casing Departmenl Marilyn Naomi Stray Kiwanian Mason Clly Women of Hie Moose Mason Cily Letler Carriers HUI Trlnily Lulheran Circle Mr and Mrs C A Rice Irene Roxanne Harper THE DAYS TOTAL TOTAL TO BATE 91UU GOAL OF CAMPAIGN 5200000 AMOUNT YET REQUIRED How Far Can We Push That Total Above the Goal SANTA CLAUS MUST BE REALLY SMILING Look that list a b o v e The grand total to date is within SD153 of the Christmas Cheer Funds The question no longer is wheth er the objective will be reached Its by how large a margin It cant be too great In some other years when the goal has been reached or nearly reached in advance of the dead line we have told our readers that further gifts were not wanted our needs had been ful filled But this year that isnt our story The sum over the goal can bring food to hungry children in Europe It will be so used So were urging you not only to pass along your last minute con tribution but to make it as gen erous as you possibly can Either bring it to the Globe Gazettes business office or mail it to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa The 1947 solicitation effort will come to a formal close at 2 oclock Wednesday afternoon BELIEVE TANGLE OVER PACT CAN BE IRONED OUT Congressman Suggests U S Construct New Canal Outside Panama Washington Brig Gen Frank T Hines ambassador to Panama said after a conference with President Truman Tuesday that he believes an agreement will be reached with Panama for the United States to have military bases there The Panama assembly rejected Monday night an agreement for the United States to lease 14 mili tary bases on Panamanian soil Its action brought sharp com ment from some congress mem bers Rep Engel RMich sug gested that the United States con struct a new AtlanticPacific outside Panama if that country persists in its present attitude Engel chairman of the house appropriations subcommittee on defense told reporters There is no doubt in my mind but what the act of the Panama national assembly was influenced at least in part by the communist movement in the canal zone American government officials said United Slates forces will con tinue to use the bases despite the assemblys vote They explained that a 1942 agreement for their use runs until the final peace treaties of World war II are signed Panama disputes that interpre tation of the 1942 agreement Engel said that if Panama continues its present attitude it leaves us no alternative but to look to a new canal site and slop development of the present site American government officials indicated this country before tak ins any action will await the out come oi fllty wpsidtftitial election in Panama next May 9 and any possible new move by Panama The rejection voted 51 to 0 touched oil a wild celebration in the Panama capital Thousands of persons marched through the streets shouting gleefully It did not pass In the midst of the dem onstrators was former Foreign Minister Ricardo J Alfaro who resigned Dec 9 because of oppo sition to the pact A1 f a r os successor Florencio Arosemena quit Monday a lew hours before the assembly voted because of his partys opposition to the agreement The United States owns the Panama Canal Zone which splits the Republic of Panama in two The defense sites in question in cluding the big Rio Hato air base are all on Panama soil The assemblys vote came after 6 hours of debate during which leading Panama political figures including a former president and 4 former foreign criticized the background of the negotiations for the pact They ex pressed resentment against what they termed an infringement on Panamas sovereignty Boy 9 Asks Judge for Brother for Christmas Los Angeles th one that broke Santa Claus back Nineyearold Bobby Potter wanted a brother for Christmas his letter to Superior Judge Georgia Bullock adoption magis trate said I seen in the paper where you gave little boys and girls away wrote Bobby You dont know how bad I want a brother If I cant get a boy I will take a little sister As the letter mentioned the best daddy that ever lived and my mama is swell too Judge Bullock referred the request to Bobbys parents Santa might get another chance next year Ann Sothorn Seeks Divorce Hollywood Ann Sothern Tuesday will file suit to divorce Actor Robert Sterling This time its for keeps said Miss Sothern who has separated from and reconciled with Sterling 4 times 2 Men Fatally Injured in Traffic Accidents Des Moines men one a pedestrian were fatallyinjured in traffic accidents here Tuesday morning The dead Franklin W Oxberger 34 Sioux Falls S Dak formerly of Des Moines Erastus Edgar Shephard 75 845 King Des Moines Santa Will Visit Bedridden Children in SUI Hospital City UP Santa Claus will visit every bedridden child in the University of Iowa Chil drens hospital here Wednesday night And he will bring them just what they asked in their letters Gerhard Hartman superintend ent of hospitals was in a merry mood Tuesday He said lowans responded greatly in the past few days by filling Santas bag with toys for the little ones Heres how n few lowans helped out At Ottumwa the children in the American Home Finding associa tion packed 2 big boxes which will be sent to the hospital children here The eBnton County Bank and Trust Co sent a check for raised by selling a goat which was donated by Francis Kueny of Van Home Then Iowa City businessmen reading of the childrens plight in the newspapers contributed to buy gifts and candy for the young patients SAME Slick Ilaj ititfio to put botri Girl 8 Killed by Car While Buying Christmas Presents for Parents New York Anek stein 8 went to the store Mon day night to buy Christmas pres ents for her father mother and sister Running across an intersection she was struck by a taxicab Police who carried her body from the street found her Christ mas money 40 cents still clutch ed in her fist ;