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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 31, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASPN CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION No 71 THAT MAKts AL MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER si Associated Press and United Presa Full Wires This Paper Consists of Two One liberal republican puoc baltonstall Massachusetts back Ige and George Aiken Vermont Gives Prayer for New Holy Year of 1950 Vatican City Pius prayer for the 1950 holy year made public Friday be seeches God to grant peace to our days peace to our souls peace to families peace to the mother land peace among nations The prayer also calls upon the Lord to awake in the souls of those who call you Father hun ger and thirst for social justice and fraternal charity in works and in truth The holy year of jubilee during which millions of Catholics will come from all parts of the world to Rome will begin Christmas Eve 1949 and last until Christ mas Eve 1950 During the year special relig ious ceremonies will be held in cluding consistories at which sev eral saints are expected to be canonized Artists Lose Leases in Greenwich Village New York This New Years Eve is a sad occasion for a colony of artists in Greenwich Village At midnight Friday night leases on their studios expire Some 150 face eviction from a blocklong row of studios south of Washington Square New York University plans to take over the block for a new law center Its a crime said Nell Board man a painter This is the art cradle of America Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear and cold Friday night Increasing cloudiness and warmer Saturday Low Friday night 5 to 10 High Saturday 35 Iowa Fair and rather cold Friday night Saturday increasing cloudiness mild and windy Low Friday night 515 above Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Colder Sunday Continued cold Monday and warmer Tuesday and Wednesday Temperatures will average 2 degrees below the seasonal normals The normal high for this time of year is 34 and the normal low is 15 above Precipitation for the 5 day period will average only 1 of an inch of water content or about one inch of snow Minnesota Increasing cloudiness and warmer Friday night in ex treme west Saturday cloudy with occasional light snow IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 23 Minimum 13 At 8 a m Friday 21 YEAR AGO Maximum 25 Minimum 3 Economists Foresee Another Good Year in Store in 49 New i York American is told that 1949 will be another good year and the forecast seems sound The American that describes most of find 1949 more comfortable than the record boom year of 1948 clos ing Friday night The business man is likely to have a few more worries in the new year but the men and women who have been struggling with the high cost of living probably will find it easier to make their budgets work Underlying all this is the pros pect that 1949 will see the return of the buyers market in most lines The man with a dollar will decide in a leisurely way where he will spend it after shopping around for a price tag he likes The new year is likely to bring the end of all shortages of con sumers goods including most automobiles Lowcost housing either to buy or rent probably will remain in the hardtoget class Incomes are likely to remain relatively high Merchants will as prices dip have to work harder to get their share of the shoppers money Normal times with a prosperous flavor seem finally to be at hand Ruan Company Garage Burns Loss in Fire Kept in Small Area Clear fire which ap parently started with a furnace explosion did an estimated damage to the large shop of the Ruan Transportation company east of Clear Lake on 106 just after midnight Thursday Joe Johnson terminal manager who made the loss estimate said he fire could have been a major disaster but was confined mainly to the roof and a small section of he huge shop He credited Hollis Burke Fer tile Ruan night dispatcher with quick thinking Burke was blown off a chair in the small office milding nearby the initial blast He recovered in time to put 3 small fire extinguishers into oper ation summon the Clear Lake and Ventura fire departments and drove 3 large semitrailer gaso ine trucks out of the fire area The trucks had no gasoline in the railers at the time however Firemen who fought the out jreak for nearly 2 hours said ireproof insulation on the roof also cut the loss considerably Light wires were burned out ut service was rapidly restored by P G E linemen A large of company records burned but Johnson said dupli cates are kept at the Ruan office n DCS Moines The Persians frequently found Jacchus a potent ally in war fall ng upon carousing armies and de stroying them See No Peace Declaration in Indonesia Batavia Java The new year 1S dawning in Indonesia without a formal proclamation so far of the end of hostilities be tween the Dutch and Indonesian republicans The Dutch representative in Pans Wednesday told the U N security wich earlier had ordered a hostili ties would end not later than Dec 31 in Java a few days later in Sumatra But the NetheHand kingdoms high representative in Indonesia Dr L J M Beel in a speech pre pared for broadcast just before the old years end mentioned neither a cease fire nor the termi nation of hostilities There were hints that Dutch to tuaL LLii military Commander Lt Gen Si mon Spoor in another New Years speech prepared for delivery eaily New Years day would make no mention of a cease fire either Flight Made on Airlift Berlin American plane from a British loading base landed at a French airfield in Berlin Fri day completing the 100000th flight of the airlift The lift over the soviet blockade began June 26 As the pilot First Lt Robert W VIcGuire of Clifton Forge Va urned over a 10ton load of coal to German police guards he grinned Now I can go back to Alaska It was McGuires 161st sortie vith food and fuel for Berlin since his squadron the 29th troop car rier joined the airlift last July Saturday McGuire is scheduled to leave for the United States on rotation enroute to a reunion with his family at Fort Richardson Alaska Chinese Soldier Follows Orders Shanghai are or ders to a Chinese soldier William Severt Fremont Iowa operations chief for Gen Claire Chinese air line told Friday of seeing 2 dead soldiers and 2 dead horses as he was leav ng the gates of Peiping When he asked the guard what iad happened the latter replied ic had orders to shoot any sol diers trying to get out of the city about the horses Seivert asked They tried to get out too the uard replied Congress Meets for Lost Time Democrats Take Over Monday Choose McKellar By JACK BELL Washington ff The republi cancontrolled 80th congress put m a few final licks Friday before giving way to the new democratic run congress to convene on Mon day In adjournment since summer congress met at noon and the leg islators promptly sent word to president required by they were now ready to end this session There was laughter in the house when word came back from the president that it was all right with him for congress to adjourn He has called this congress the 2nd worst in history Before quitting senate and house got a flurry of minor re ports from committees Hoover Group to Stay Each passed a resolution to ex tend for GO days the life of the so called Hoover commission on or ganization of the executive branch of the government After some talk the senate al lowed a 30day extension for its special small business committee so that it can complete work on reports It was due to expire with this congress Senator Lucas acting minority leader said he would oppose any attempt to continue the special group in the next con gress Permanent Extension Senator Murray who helped set up the group in 1940 and would be chairman if it is extended then served notice he will ask a permanent extension later because businessmen of the country want it President Truman called in sen ate and house democratic leaders for a midafternoon p m GST conference Senate democrats met and de cided on the leaders they want The big contest here was over the post of president pro tempore Aging Senator McKellar DTenn won over Senator Tydings DMd 27 to 25 House democrats will organize Saturday Sam Rayburn of Texas is to be chosen speaker FLYERS ARRIVE New York air force pilots and 7 of the men they res cued from a Greenland ice cap ar rived at La Guardia airport from Goose Bay Labrador at p m EST Friday AP Wirephoto HAS TRESSES Levis 11 of Fort Erie Ontario believed to have had the longest tresses in Canada is shown in a Toronto beauty salon just prior to havingher 51J inch braids cut off Barbara says she plans to save the braids Jews Report Troop Advance Say Abdullah Ready for Peace Talk Tel Aviv Irsraeli mili tary spokesman disclosed Friday that the Jewish armys 2nd Negev offensive had carried across par tition lines into Arab parts of Palestine The United Nations by its par tition decision last year assigned part of the Negev to Israel part to the Arabs The spokesman declined to com ment on other reports including one by the British delegate before the U N security council in Paris that Jewish forces had fought their way across the Egyptian frontier The partition lines were crossed in the desert wasteland southwest of Beesheba and southeast of Rafa the Egyptian town on the border the spokesman said In another quarter an unusually reliable source said King Abdullah of TransJordan has informed Israel he is ready to talk peace Chiang H Bid r at End Canadians Tale Wins Liar Contest Burlington Wis narra tive of a big blow in Alberta Can ada Thursday was designated the gustiest of all windy efforts in the annual contest of the Burlington Liars Club Inc L W Tupper of Patricia Al berta is the champion liar of the world for 1948 by reason of his tale of 2000 post holes and a northwester Up here in Alberta we really have some wind storms Tupper related Last summer a rancher had just finished digging 2000 post holes when along came a northwester and blew every iast one of those post holes out of the ground and out of the country The rancher finally located them 125 miles away but they were a total loss After bouncing 125 miles crosscountry over cactus they were so full of holes that they wouldnt hold dirt out any more Tuppers tall one which left Patricia by dogsled took the championship out of the United States for the first time since the club began competition in 1929 Last years liar supreme was John Hopley of San Antonio Tex who related how Charley Skorpea knocked the 8 ball from under a fly in an Oklahoma poolroom so fast that the fly fell on the table and broke its back From the years batch of tall tales club officers awarded hon orable mentions to John Hughes Johnson City 111 J F McKale director of athletics University of Arizona Tucson Ariz and Ed ward S Krikac Comstock Nebr BING CROSBY Delay Divorce to Celebrate New Year Chicago Boerst 21 and his estranged wife Mrs Sybil Sharp Boerst 19 will cele brate New Years eve Friday night at the request of a judge Mrs Boerst has a divorce pend ing Judge Julius H Miner told them to see the new year in to gether and see if they couldnt patch up their differences Bing Crosby Is Champ at BoxOffices Hollywood UR Bing Crosby came out on top as the boxof fice champ of all time Friday by grabbing the No 1 spot on the big 10 mpneymaking stars for the 5th year in a row More people have paid more money to see the balding crooner according to the Motion Picture Heralds annual poll than any body else in movie history This gives The Qle Groaner a year up on Shirley Temple who kept the cash registers tinkling loudest from 1935 to 1938 when she was Americas favorite baby star and 2 years ahead of Mickey Rooney who topped the list from 1939 to 1941 Number 2 on the list of stars who keep the customers shelling out for tickets was Betty Grable She was Crosbys runnerup last year too and No 1 in 1943 Abbott and Costello who came out on top in 1942 and havent been on the big 10 in 3 years made 3rd place Floods Plague Northeast U S Evacuate Families in New York New Jersey By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rainswollen rivers went on a rampage Friday in the northeast ern section of the United States Scores of families in river val leys were evacuated and train and highway traffic cut as normally placid rivers burst their banks and spread over a wide area of New England New York and New Jer sey One death was reported in Mas sachusetts Some 500 persons were evacuated from their homes in New Jersey Three communities Manville South Bound Brook and Bradley Gardens in Bridgewater were completely cut off by flood waters Two major dams were threatened National guardsmen and rescue units moved out 50 families in Center Berlin in upstate New York 20 families in North Adams Mass and others in Bennington vt and Farmington Conn Among the Chaldeans to cut the price of wine was punishable by a ducking WELCOME FORTYNINEItlI soon be here and 17 months old MichaefwickTs for his New Year s Eve celebration He copied some of the revelry regalia common to the occasion and took a practice run through the 48 to 49 Michael is the son of Mr and Mrs Ingwald Wick 199 Crescent drive SAME Wbllt lltf traffU death IB PMt Z4 Leader in New Years Statement President Calls Military Situation Exceedingly Perilous Nanking Kaishek confronted with the toughest battle of his 40year warrior career hedged toward peacp in China Friday but left the issue open in a New Years statement To his people in particular and the world at large the Chinese president made what seemed to be a bid for peace It left him an opening and also a chance to blame his implacable enemies the commvmists if no peace is forth coming In a statement on the 38th an niversary of the founding of the Chinese republic the nationi president said Very Perilous The military situation has en tered upon an exceedingly peril ous stage fate of the nation as well as the historical cultural contin uity of our people will soon be de cided The issue of this struggle is whether the Chinese people will continue to live as free men and women or as slaves or whether they will live at all or perish Raps Communists Everyone is concerned over the policy the government has pursued in dealing with the situation We are convinced that patriotic citi zens will not tolerate communists methods of liquidation and strug gle and that they are not willing to abandon their liberty and to re mam inactive in this critical mo ment But we are also fully aware that military operations have in creased the peoples burdens and that they hope for early conclusion of the war Having shouldered the respons ibility of national affairs I have carefully studied the situation and have been giving careful consider ation to the wishes of the people Reject Peace The communist radio almost immediately broadcast an indirect but forceful rejection of a nego tiated peace declaring the revolution should be abandoned in midstream that be going agairst the will the Chinese people giving it to the will of foreign aggressors and Chinese reactionaries enabling the Kuommtang to gain a respite per mitting the wounded beast to nurse his wounds and then spring up again one day to throttle the revolution so that the entire coun try would return to the world of darkness The broadcast heard by the Associated Pressin San Francisco apparently was not in specific re ply to Chiang as it consisted of quotations from a new China news agency editorial that must have been written earlier Charge Man With Bank Robberies in Iowa Missouri Kahoka Mo Fort Madi son Iowa man has been charged with the robbery of a bank here Oct 25 and the prosecuting attorney said the man also was wanted in connection with a robbery of a Wever Iowa bank iast March 1 The man is Martin Mackey O Connor 38 who was arrested Wednesday night at Marceline Mo The warrant charging OCon nor with the Kahoka bank rob bery was issued Thursday by Prosecuting Attorney Craig Killer Killer said OConnor would held in the Clark county jail pending a preliminary hearing ;