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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 1, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Jf THI NEWSrAKR THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGH IORS VOL un AMOdatcd and Unltwi Ptcn Full Lwentf Flv Ccnti COPT MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JULY 1 1947 This Paper Consists of Four One EXPECT FAILURE FOR BIG 3 TALKS WIDEN SEARCH FOR SUSPECTS IN FRENCH PLOT Hunt Spreads to French Army Zones of Germany Aoitru for Conspirators Paris French govern ments search for conspirators in the black maquis plot to set up a rightist dictatorship reached Tuesdayinto the French army zones of Germany andAustria where several suspects were re ported arrested The socialist newspaper Le Fop ulalre close to Premier Paul Ram adiers government reported the arrest of Air Corps Capt Andre Prat allegedly a black maquis liaison officer It also reported ar rests in the occupation zones Plot plans disclosed by the gov ernment Monday included an ar mored division march on Paris fromthe French zone of Germany Mixed with sensational French newspaper reports of the plots ramification were some notes of skepticism This element of doubt was cast by the conservative newspaper Le Pays in a broad reference to the critical position of Ramadiers government caused by economic troubles It is not the first time that a plot has been revealed by a gov ernment which feels its position is menaced on another plane Le Pays commented Ramadiers noncommunist gov ernment was expected to seek a voteof confidence inthe national assembly late this week Many quarters doubted that it will sur vive the economic crisis Interior Minister Edouard De preux announced Monday that monarchists adherents of the war lirtse Vichy regime and members of the prewar fasciSf organization thwarted in an elaborate plan to march on Paris and overthrow the republic The communist press attempted to involve Gen Charles deGaulles Union of French people despite the interior ministers statement Stori day tha deGaulle was in no way concerned with the plot In fact the minister said we learned that at least one of these leaders tried to filter into the union and was rejected The newspaper France Soir said the plotters planned to assassinate deGaulle and blame the com munists for his death The news paper also stated that the black maquis attempted to attract fol lowers by telling them they would be working for General de Gaulle Maj Georges LOstraheau Lacau one of 4 alleged leaders whose arrests were announced Monday protested when jailed at Sinte prison Monday night that he had no intention of participating in an armed uprising I have been in contact with Valpian Count Andre De Vul p an another arrested suspect for 2 years in a fight against com munism he said But I want his fight to be legal and ideo logical I am not a partisan of an armed struggle Missing Tot Found After Long Search Lassen National Park CaL in the 25degree mountain cold but otherwise un harmed 2i year old Greta Gary Gale was found early Tuesday on the boulderstrewn sides of Mt Karkness after a 48hour search She was found just 12 hours after her grandfather former Congressman John H Tolan 70 Oakland died of a heart attack induced by the shock of her dis appearance Sunday from the Tolan summer home in this Flumas county mountain area Greta was found by Francis W Keeler 42 a state lion hunter of French Gulch about 8 a m less than a mile from the cabin She was rushed to Westwood hospital by her parents Mr and Mrs William Gale Jr for ex amination and treatment for hun ger and exposure after 2 nights and a day in the mountain wilder ness With the perversity of child hood little Greta apparently had been playing her own version of hide and seek with frantic search ers who Tuesday morning num bered more than 700 She told overjoyed members of her family and Keeler that she had seen a searcher and a track ing bloodhound Monday but had hidden I was afraid of the man with the dog she told Keeler In recent years the average amount of cotton produced on an acre of ground in the United States has doubled AP WIrephoU MRS PHYLLIS PEARSON Hubby to Comic Books pes Moines tive MrsPhyllis Pearson 19 year old British war brideplanned to startapartment hunting Tuesday after she won a divorce Monday testifying her husbands passion for comic books and his tinker ing with his old car had caused fights between them District Judge Joseph Meyer in granting the divorce also gave Mrs Pearson the right to remain in the home she occupied with her husband but she said he had not kept up the contract payments and a mortgage company would take over in 3 days The husband Gene Pearson 21 filed tne divorce petition al leging that he had Teceived a black eyein one of their fightsover the comic books the car and money matters Mrs Pearson in a crosspeti tion charged her husband failed to support her and had beaten her 3 times since their marriage January14 He read those comic books for hours at night and was always and she greasy and messing around spendingmoney on that car testified Virtually All Government Construction Controls Ended Signing of New Rent Bill Eliminates Vet Program for Housing Washington all government controls on construc tion caine to an end Tuesday turn ng loose a potential 000 flood of pentup commercial and industrial construction It made the governments vet erans housing program all but a memoryWhatthe effect would be on future home building was an open question TJnder control bill day consteuctibhTmnpwJproceed without permlts on all sttucturesexceptthosetebe used or amusement or recreation and his aides ielieved home buildingwould suf fer industry spokesmen said it would be stimulated Meanwhile thsre were signs that Mr Truman would of the 2 requests he made ofcon gress Monday in approving the investigation of the real estate lobby and passage of Taft Ellender r Wagner long range housing bill at this session of congress Meanwhile some 16000000 ten ants pondered Tuesday whether to gamble 15 per cent higher rents now against the death of all rent ceilings next March The National Association of leal Estate Boards said most land ords can be expected to approve he 15per cent rent boost approved reluctantly Mon day by President Truman Under the law tenants can say no But for those who do rent control as extended Monday ex pires on March 1 1948 Those who say yes can receive in return a lease at the new level running through 1948 s The joint rent action committee a New York organization repre senting 83 separate groups urged tenants not to sign The committee predicted landlords would open a nerves to force their ten ants hands Housing Expediter Frank R Italian Port Explosion Creedon meantime pledged fair administration of the law that President Truman charged had irreparably weakened federal rent controls President Truman who said he signed the extension because he had no alternative asserted that it would force unwarranted rent boosts on millions of renters to the benefit of landlords already making substantially more than before the war He said eviction controls too had been weakened Believe 6QKilled in Rome The Italian News Agency rAnsareported that 60 per sons were believed killed Tuesday when ammunition exploded while being unloaded from a transport ship at Porto Santo Stefano north west of Home Ansa said the transport was the Italian ship Panigaglia aid that it had brought the ammunition from an Italian island south of the west ern extremity of Sicily which has been fortified heavily during the war The dead were crewmen and civilian workers SEE PROGRESS IN UN GLOBAL POLICE FORCE U S Wants 20 Divisions of Ground Troops and 3800 Planes in Setup take Success strong Russian objections most members of the United Nations Security Council agreed Tuesday they had made progress toward a world security force by getting ac tual figures from the U N mili tary staff committee Officers from the United States Briliin and France submitted Mondajyafter a 2 hour meeting here tHeir ideas on what force would be necessary to maintain world peace The United States delegation said that this force should be at least 3800 warplanes 20 divisions of ground troops 3 battleships and 6 carriers Andrei A Gromyko Soviet deputy foreign minister lam basted the repfert as a product of a theatrical performance by the military men He said no fig ures on the world force could be drawn with any authority until the U N had agreed on princi ples Sir Alexander Cadogan of Brit ain who sought for monthslast winter to get action from the military staff committee praised the estimates as having some value He said they were provis ional but that the officers have at last started the ball rolling His sentiment was echoed by Alexanore Parodi of France who said that the method of asking the military staff committee for such informal opinions would pro duce results The Securitj1 Councilitaiiri the WX fj military staff committee sub mitted April 30 in response to a demand from the Security ConciL One of the basic differences on principle is between Russia and the United States The Soviet has demanded that the world police force consist of equal contributions from the pow ers a gun for a gun a division of troops for a division The United States maintains however that these contributions should be on a comparable basis In that case one country would furnish more planes than another country in proportion to the num ber of planes each nation has The British officers on the mil itary staff committee suggested the world force should have 1200 planes 8 to 12 divisions of troops 2 battleships 4 carriers and other ships China concurred in that estimate and did not sumbit one France suggested 1275 planes 16 divisions 3 battleships 6 car riers 9 cruisers and other smaller vessels Each delegation stressed that the estimates were made individu ally and did not commit its gov ernment The council laid aside the re port temporarily to continue de bate Friday on the Balkans ques tion with Yugoslav slated to make an extensive reply to a finding by the U N Balkan inquiry com mission that Yugoslavia Bulgaria and Albania are primarily respon sible for the present Balkan dis orders Irked Veterans Toss Fireworks jrito Harbor New HavenConn FhIt was too much like somethingtheyd had too much of overseas during the war so a group of residents of a nearby veterans housing project tossed part of a huge fire works display into New Haven harbor Monday night Police Captain Patrick Demp sey who said the fireworks were part of the annual St Andrews day celebration of ItalianAmeri can residents of the city at Water side park reported that no arrests the veterans who were made He quoted appeared after the first aerial bombs exploded as declaring we had 4 years of this kind of noise and now we want peace and quiet AP PLOW THROUGH street car and truck their headlights burning plow through flood waters in the 3200 block on North Broadway in St Louis Mp as Monday afternoon rains heightened waters in the street These were the last vehicles to nego tiate the block now closed to traffic STATEHOOD FOR HAWAII HEARS HouseApproved Bill Is Sent to Senators Washington Hawaiis 50 yearold bid for statehood rested at the congressional mark Tuesday halfway The house passed a bill Monday to admit the islands as the 49th state But senate action this year Chairman Butler RNebr Of the senate public lands commit tee told a reporter it will be im possible to bring thermeasure to the senate floor before congress adjourns late this month He said it is possible but not probable that he and other mem bers of the committee may visit the islands this fall before con gress reconvenes and hold hear ings on the question That would permit the senate to act on the measure early in 1948 Meanwhile Butler suggested that some thought be given to his own proposal to make Hawaii a California county Joseph R Farrington Hawaiis nonvoting republican delegate to congress made it clear to the house however that Hawaii wants statehood and nothing else Commenting on a suggestion of Nicholas Murray Butler president emeritus of Columbia university that Hawaii be made an independ ent nation Farrington said noth ing is more abhorrent to us Hawaii appealed to the United States for statehood in 1897 and her annexation as an incorporated territory a year later carried the implication he said that statehood would follow Cost of Smoking and Drinking Goes Up in MinnesotaTax Action St FanV smoke costs more in Minnesota Tuesday A drink may or may not be more expensive depending on where you buyit A 3cent fax onapack of jclg arets and a increase in the tax on a gallon of distilled spirits wentinto effect Friday The liquor tax nowtotals a gallon Itamounts to about 1J cents per shot Most dealers said on and off sale prices would go up because they have been absorbing higher costs Some said however they would absorbthe new tax too Purchase Elevator Davenport of the Merchants elevator here which ias a rated capacity of more than 1000000 bushels has been an nounced by ttlisnury Mills of Min neapolis effective Tuesday WouldBe Bride Changes Mind at Wrong Time Chicago Vasquez 26 said Monday that a no matter how leave him at the altar only once He said it firmly while his at tractive bridetohavebeen sat beside him in his home and tear fully pleaded for another chance Vasquez an Express company employe was to have been mar ried late Sunday to Miss Rossana Peveri a brtriet nati come all the way from London England to sajr I do A large crowd had gathered at St Francis mission on Chicagos south side for the wedding Miss Peveri shy and hesitant wore a bridal gown Vasquez beaming wore formal attire The priest had completed most of the ceremony when he came to the familiar words Do you take this woman to be your lawful wedded wife I do Vasquez replied The priest turned to the bride Do you take this man to be your lawful wedded husband There was a long pause Then came Miss Peveris shprVer No I cant go through with it Im homesick Vasquez didnt faint but took Miss Peveri to his home for a weddingless reception A 6piece dance Delga dos them but care fully voided Here Comes the Bride She changed her mind again She said she wanted to get married Monday Vasquez said no He said it was all right for a woman to change her mind but not at the altar at my wedding She continued to weep and Vasquez went on en tertaining his guests Mississippi Flood Crumbles Main Dikes Around St Louis 8500 Persons Homeless in Missouri Illinois as Crest Nears Record St Louis tor rential rainsswelled the Missis sippi river to a near alltinie rec ord crest here Tuesday and ail main levees in this area crumbled before the onslaught of the raging The Bed Cross said 8500 per sons were homeless in Missouri and Illinois including 5500 in the immediate St Louis area alone The corps of engineers said they had given up the fight to save the DegogniaFountain Bluff embank ment south of Chester 111 arid that the dike at Dupo as well as the Long Chouteau Nameoki and Venice levee across the river from St Louis had been breached The engineers warned all per sons in the flooded areas behind the breached levees to leave at once School buses army trucks and railroad cars were moving the people out ahead of the over flows The collapse of the Prairie Du Pont levee allowed the river to flow over the main freight yards of the Missouri Pacific railroad The town of Grand Tower HI was isolated by the high water The engineers said at a m C D T that all main levees in the St Louis area and as far south Grand Tower had been breached or hopelessly topped by the river The Mississippi was standing here at 40 feet only threetenths of afoot below the alltime high of 1844 Engineers said about 36000 acres will be flooded if the river overflows the 13mile long Degog niaFountain The levee system was built to protect about 50000 acres All residents of the area were removed week they would move their men and equipment southwardto thelong chain of leveesknownas iGirardeauflood protection district Ihey said they expected a crit ical situation totalise there as the river crest moves downstream The district is onthe Illinois side just a few miles north from Cape Girardeau Mo Anengineer said theheavy rains that fell in this section Monday nightwere that broke the camels back Wefought and did our best but theres too much water for us he said Now were moving downstream according to plan Monday nights downpour brought 212 inches of rain be tween 6 and 9 p m Weather ex perts said 93 inches fell in a 17 minute period River pressures were relieved slightly Monday when the Chou teau Island levee burst on the Illi nois side north of here The river receded somewhat but came up again after the rain fell Liquor Distillers Asked to Curtail Corn Use Washington dis tillers were asked by the govern ment Tuesday to curtail their use of corn in light of flood damage in grain producing areas The agriculture department whose authority to impose restric tions expired Monday midnight urged distillers to make the cur tailments voluntarily until some definite information is available on corn prospects 56 INJURED IN TRAIN GRACKUP Blame Open Switch for Tlyer Westville Ind persons were injured some seri ously late Monday when the Bal timore and Ohios streamliner the Columbian bound from Chicago to Washington at 78 miles an hour hit an open switch Eight of the trains 9 cars left the tracks but none overturned The Diesel locomotive and the car directly behind it remained on the rails About 180 persons were aboard the 8 coaches and one sleeper trainmen said and many of the uninjured continued their journey on the Capitol Limited another eastbound B O train The injured were removed to hospitals in nearby Michigan City Gary La Porte and Valparaiso in about 25 ambulances sent from the communities to the scene which is about 70 miles southeast of Chi cago The train had left Chicago at p m CST and the ac cident occurred at p m The injured included Mrs Thomas Benson 18 Oma ha Nebr chest injuries Mrs Eurnice Clinger 52 Des Moines Iowa face and neck abra sions Weather Report FORECAST Fair Tuesday warmer northwest and extreme west portions and cooler southeast portions Generally fair Tues day night and Wednesday Warmer Wednesday HighTues day upper 70s low Tuesday night 55 to60 Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Meanternperatures will average from i2 fto 5 degrees above sea sonal normals The Iowa normal for the5day period is 73 de grees Normal maximum and minimum range is from 87 to 64 It will be warmer Wednesday and Thursday becoming cooler Saturday and warmer again Sunday Precipitation will av erage onefourth to onehalf inch occurring as scattered thundershowers about Thurs day IN MASON CITY Globe Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 76 Minimum 54 At 8 a m Tuesday 22 Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum 82 Minimum 52 SAME While fl mtus no traffic deitb pist 24 honrs END HEARS FOR CONFERENCE ON EUROPE AN PLAN Britain and France Are Ready to Proceed Without Soviet Union By JOSEPH EDYNAN Paris 3pbwer confer ence on European recovery with American aid was expected to break up in disagreement Tuesday andBritain and France were re ported ready to proceed in con tinental economic planning with out the Soviet Union Birtish Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault and Russian For eign Minister V M Molotov sched uled their fourth session at the foreign ministry for 4 p m 9 a m Both British and French circles said only a miracle could save the conference from failure French sources even predicted that Tuesdays session would be the last The ministers were to consider a plan Molotov had proposed in answer to Secretary of State George C Marshalls June offer of United States help in a European reconstruction program to be drawn up primarily by European nations Informed sources said that both Bevin and Bidault Monday night termed the Molotov proposal un acceptablebut at the Russian ministers request agreed to seek further advicefrom their govern incuts French sources had predicted that Bidault would ask the French cabinet ina meeting this morning for probably would be pro ceed on the basis of Marshalls offer without Soviet participation The scheduled meeting was called off however because PrV mier Paul Ramadier could not be present Debate began in the na tional assembly on the govern ments economic policies and Ra madier went there Bevin already had declared that Britain would carry on without Russia if necessary Molotov was reported to have proposed a committee setup to find out how much each European nation would need and how much the United States would supply Informed sources reported that Bevin and Bidault on the other hand declared that Europe should drawup a balance sheet of her re sources as well as needsand adopt a program for employing these resources so as to cut the necessity for outside aid to a min imum French quarters interpreted Molotovs plan as meaning that the U S would have to pledge a def inite amount without knowing where or how it would be used Bevin was quoted as implying that this would be equivalent to asking for a blank check If we approach the problem in the manner suggested by the Sov iet delegation the aid which is so necessary to us will not be given us by America French and Brit ish informants quoted Bevin as saying You can never find a lender Bidault was said to have de clared if you are not ready to state what you yourself can do STORM STRIKES HARD AT MANLY Farm Buildings Hit as Wind Sweeps Area was recovering Tuesday from a violent wind and electrical storm which left the town virtually without outside communication Monday Consider able damage was reported in the town and surrounding area The storm broke a bedroom window at the Arthurv Doebel home 2 miles north of town and flattened the garage carrying some of the pieces more than 500 feet into a field The large barn was badly damaged and twisted on its foun dationThc tin roof on a recently completed corn crib was blown off torn to pieces and blown con siderable distance The milk house was badly damaged also fruit and shade trees and garden Telephone service at Manly was out of order until late Monday Light and power were off in the early morning hours Basements were flooded At the O J Jenkins farm 5 miles southeast of Manly 9 large trees were uprooted or broken down and gardens so badly dam aged they appear worthless ;