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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 22, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION iniiir mi AJKditcd Prat and United Press Full Leued Wlrn Five CenU m Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JULY 22 1947 This Fa No 242 DUTCH NEAR INDONESIAN CAPITAL CORN FORECAST SHOWS RISE OF 1158000OOOBU Agriculture Department Predicts Iowa Yield at 456504000 Bushels Washington agricul tural department Teusday esti mated the corn crop at 2770930 000 bushels an improvement of 158000000 bushels in production prospects since July 1 The special midmonth report based on July 15 conditions com pared with a July 1 prediction of 2612809000 bushels The new forecast reflected the effect of the excellent weather that pre vailed over the corn belt during the first 2 weeks of July But even as the department re ported a rise in crop prospects a new threat to the corn crop de veloped in the midwest A mid summer cold snap settled down over corn farming states retarding growth and increasing the danger from frost before the crop is fully developed in the fall The 1946 corn harvest totaled 3287927000 bushels The govern ment goal for this year asked a production of 3000000000 bushels The new crop estimate by states compared with the July 1 estimate Iowa 456504000 bushels com pared with 396960000 bushels 2 weeks earlier Ohio 128668000 bushels com pared with 118510000 bushels Indiana 186233000 bushels compared with 173240000 Illinois 415104000 bushels compared with 406080000 Michigan 54915000 bushels compared with 48639000 Wisconsin 99255000 bushels compared with 94165000 Minnesota 207324000 bushels compared with 196692000 Missouri bushels compared with 135966000 South Dakota 116760000 bush els compared with 105084000 Nebraska 210975000 bushels compared with 196425000 Kansas 62634000 bushels compared with 55407000 Kentucky 74086000 bushels compared with 71907000 The crop reporting boards spec ial survey made because of the great importance of this years corn production covered only 12 states This corn belt area pro duces 70 per cent of the entire crop The boarfl used the July 1 forecast for the other states to get the national total crop estimate The 1947 corncrop still is late but has caught up1 somewhat in the last 2 weeks the board said Since July 1 the corn belt has experienced uniformly good corn moisture gen erally warm days and fairly warm nights It was referring to the pe riod from July 1 to 15 The board reported that over most of the corn belt hybrid va rieties were planted more exten sively than usual to lessen the handicap of the late start According to the report the 1947 crop is now indicated at 5 per cent larger than average The prediction given in the July 1 re port was for a crop a little less than average Changes Tale of Baby Deaths Massillon Ohio mys terious deaths of 2 infants in Mas sillon City hospital apparently solved Monday by the statement of a 6 year old again Tuesday to a puzzling con glomeration of varied stories and differences between officials Mrs Roger Gue of nearby Na varre mother of young Roger Gue who Monday related to police how he accidentally dropped the 2 in fants last June 6 said her son Tuesday had reverted to his or iginal tale of seeing a large boy in a white coat enter the nursery in which the infants were found dying She declared she did not now believe her son dropped the ba bies and told newsmen she and her husband were tricked into let ting investigators talkto her son Official reaction to the story of young Gue turned in by a free lance investigator and a newspa perman highlighted sharp differ ences between Massillon city and Stark county officials County Prosecutor D Deane Mc Laughlin and Coroner E C Reno both united in deriding the Gue statement but Police Chief Stan ley W Switter declared that ad mission closed the case Young Gue a patient of Cit hospital at the time the 2 babie died told authorities earlier tm month he saw a 15 year old bo in a long white coat with his an in a sling enter the nurser where the babies later were fount He first changed his story to tale of accidentally dropping th babies while playing nurse t James Ellis a private investigator Tuesday But said Mrs Gue she later ob tained from the child the admis sion he had been promised an air plane ride a pen and pencil se a watch and a birthday cake fo his 7th birthday July 27 BILLOWING airview was taken 3 hours after a gasoline blast set off a disastrous fire Monday in Minot N Dak Dense smoke rises from the burning build ings at Minot N Dak of neighborhoods near Minots factory district returned to their homes Tuesday after a day of terror in which flames fed by gas oline and oil swept through 4 blocks of the industrial section and killed 4 men The fire started with a series of explosions which destroyed 3 bulk gasoline and oil storage tanks of the Westland and Texaco com pany plants Many persons living on the fringes of the industrial area moved their possessions from their homes as the flames approached Firemen limited their efforts to attempting to stop the spread of the fire They were driven back repeatedly by the intense heat Fire Chief Gilbert Malek said he would attempt to determine the total property loss Tuesday It was expected to reach more than Congress Puts Final 0 K on Interior Bill House Group Approves Bill for in Veteran Farm Loans Washington congres hurrying toward adjournmen Saturday put final approval Tues day on a interior de partrnent bill and sent it to th white house In so doing It hit the halfway mark in its drive to finish on major appropriation measure by the Saturday deadline Con gress now has 6 big money bills to wrap up and deliver to the white house before it can qui and go home Theagriculture department bill was the biggest road block House and senate conferees still were apart on that one Both sides were standing for the time being Other congressional develop ments which did from 000 I VetnSTT1 veterans rtaTnaoo at o committee Tuesday approved leg FIRE CHIEF DIES FIGHTING BLAZE Decorah Chief Carl O Danielson 54 collapsed and died Tuesday while fighting a fire damage at the Canoe Creamery Locker 12 miles northeast of here Danielson collapsed near the fire truck shortly after it reached the fire and was pronounced dead on arrival at a Decorah hospital Dr L C Kuhn said death was due to a heart attack The fire started in the cream ery plant destroyed all equip ment and leveled the tile struc ture The cold storage locker house which contained produce beef and butter was saved Plant Maanger Mel Erickson said the creamery and locker plant had a value of to and estimated the damage at 000 to The plant was owned by I N Neline of Buffalo N Y Cause of the fire had not been determined SAME flag means no traffic death past 24 hours station to authorize in farm loans to veterans under the farm credit administration It would authorize for loans to acquire farms and for equipment and personal property If congress approved the au thorization measure it also would have to vote the necessary ap propriation before the measure would be effective Kravchen ko former sovietofficial told the house unAmerican activities com mittee that all responsible repre sentatives of the Soviet Union in this country may be regarded as economical or political spies He told the committee that he knew of at least 2 instances in which soviet official visitors collected U S air and submarine secrets house passed and sent to the senate a bill to exempt costume jewelry from the 20 per cent wartime excise tax The bill would exempt of the cost price of all jewelry That means such things as fountain pens and com pacts would be tax free The bill reduces the tax qn cameras film and other photographic equip ment Army house armed services committee ap proved a bill to authorize the war department to spend up to 940659 for construction at mili tary installations Black market Sen Edward Martin will ask the senr ate small business committee to summon steel executives for talks on how to end the steel black market Tax exemption The house passed and sent to the senate a bill to end the wartime income tax exemptions of members of the armed forces as of Dec 31 The vote was 119 to 19 End Railroad Dispute After Brief Walkout San Francisco strike by ie Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers which immobilized the western lines of the Southern Pa cific railroad ended early Tuesday hours and 45 minutes after it began Thirtynine minutes later the irst of hundreds of locomotives died by the brief strike puffed back into service It was a switch engine in the railroads Oakland lal yards L B McDonald Southern Pa cific vice president in charge of iperations announced at a m C S that an agreement with the union was reached in ne gotiations which had continued in ession after the walkout began Monday at 8 p m Shortly afterward P O Peter on general chairman of the Jrotherhood of Locomotive En ineers announced an agreement lad been signed and the strike in iefinitely postponed while the re maining issues are settled by di ect negotiations with the rail oad Peterson said 15 of 20 points at issue mainly affecting working rules were settled satisfactorily or the union and that a demand or a guaranteed minimum wage ncrease from to was reived Senators Eye Flood Control Fund Increase By EARL BERKLEY Special to GlobeGazette Washington fP The senate appropriations committee Tuesday considered legislation accepting in part President Trumans re quest for more flood control money including considerable ad ditional sums in the Mississippi and Missouri river basins Approved by a subcommittee late Tuesday the bill carries nearly in construc tion funds for flood control and for rivers and harbors during the fiscal year which be gan 21 days ago As passed by the house the measure provided and for flood control and rivers and harbors construction respectively The subcommittee increased from to and appropriation for the lower Mississippi valleys flood control program to be used for maintenance and the rest for construction Chairman Gurney RS Dak said the subcommittee took into account the presidents request for in addition to an overall house flood control appro priation of to Begin a 10year program for controlling floods and utilizing water re sources The house figure covers main tenance of existing projects as well as construction Gurney did not make public the amount his committee recommended f or maintenance This sum with construction funds means a sharp increase over the house bill The house acted before Mr Truman made his recommenda tion a week ago The subcommittee voted 700000 for flood control work in the Mississippi basin including a flood control appro priationjefor the Missouri river valley This was in contrast to for Mississippi basin work which had been voted by the house The subcommittee recommend ed toward construction of the dam at Garri son N Dak compared with 500000 voted by the house Among projects approved by the senate subcommittee were house approved figures in par Flood Bluffs Iowa Des Moines Dry Run la Missouri river Kenslers Bend Nebr to Combination bridge Sioux City Missouri river levees Sioux City to Mout Red Rock la reservoir Rivers and river Sioux City to Kansas City rivers and harbors planning on Mississippi river between Missouri river and Minneapolis Youth 16 Admits Killing Assaulting 8YearOld Boy FLOOD PROJECT TO AID DECORAH Des Moines Dry Run Iowa flood control project for which an appropriation of has been recommended by a sen ate subcommittee is designed to protect the city of Decorah Clyde Spry deputy state secretary of agriculture explained Tuesday Dry Run creek and the Upper Iowa river have caused tremend ous damage at various flood times in the past Spry said The work proposed would be to divert the streams away from Decorah Dry Run creek runs through De corah and joins the Upper Iowa river at the edge of Decorah From a knoll southwest of Decorah the water would be directed to the river outside the city Appreciative New York UR Mrs Mary Quayle 82 asked her son to thank the 3 firemen who were so nice to her during a fire in her home Fire Commissioner Frank Quayle Lincoln Nebr UR Thomas Lee Tuesday told Linco police he strangled 8yearo Charles Mulholland with his bar hands July 14 then criminally a saulted thechild Lee was captured at Des Moin Monday night and brought Lincoln where he made his con fession to city and county authoi ities Under questioning by Count Atty Fritz Wagener the 16year old Lee said he met the boy the Salvation Army where bot helped the caretaker distribu song books in the chapel Lee said he was given clea clothes and a shoe coupon Charles Lee said took him t the barn to change his clothe They sat together on the fir floor of the abandoned building Lee said then went up the nar row stairs Lee said they visited abou half an hour Suddenly he sail he grabbed the child by the throa and choked him The youngste struggled about 5 minutes Le said Then Lee said he wrapped tie around the throat of the still struggling youngster Charles diet about 10 minutes later said The child then was assaulted and the body mutilated with beercan opener Lee said Lee said he covered the child body with a sheet of tin then let the barn He tried to clean up a a filling station then returned t the Salvation Army Citadel wher the Mulhollands were living There he was given clean clothe to replace his then dirty attire and a meal ticket to obtain lunch and later caught a freight train to Pacific Junction Iowa There he appropriated a sui case from a railroad station wait ing room and took new clothe from the luggage He stayed ther 3 days then proceeded to Rec Oak Iowa where he spent the nights of July 1718 in jail From Red Oak he said he hitchhiked to Osceola spent the night in jail then thumbed his way to Des Moines He said he sold jewelry taken from the stolen suit case for Monday he said he spent the day in the city library reading Omar Khayyam He hung around the library 15 minutes after i closed at p m Monday then returned to the Salvation Army for his suit case There he was apprehended by Des Moines po lice who held him for Lincoln officials DUTCH TELL UN ACT NECESSARY Government Claims Violence Forced Move I think the employes got the I promised that he would do so per est of the bargain he said I sonally Lake Success Nether lands government informed the United Nations Tuesday that it had been compelled to resort to police measures against the In donesian republic because of con tinued acts of violence At the same time it was dis closed that the Indonesian gov ernment itself had sent a com munication to the security council The contents were not known but the note was presumed to be an appeal for aid The Dutch note charged the In donesians with senseless destruc tion with maintaining a food blockade and with carrying on hostile and inflammatory pro paganda The Netherlands as the state with whom the sovereignty of this territory rests and which conse quently is ultimately responsible for maintaining law and order cannot allow these inimical ac tions to continue the Nether lands government said Sells Subscription List Denison Brooks Jr has sold the subscription list of the Dow City News to the Denison Review Publishing company The sale Brooks said was due to ill health He came to Dow City from Carthage 111 Journal a year ago i AP WJrephoto GEORGE LEE Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy anc warmer Tuesday night and Wed nesday Low Tuesday night near 55 High Wednesday about 80 Iowa Partly cloudy and somewhat warmer Tuesday night and Wed nesday Low Tuesday nighl ranging from 50 in extreme easl to around 57 in extreme west High Wednesday around 80 Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook The weather outlook for the next 5 days indicates that the mean temperature will average near normal in western Iowa to slightly below normal in eastern Iowa The state normal averages 74 degrees With a normal high of 88 to 91 degrees and a normal low of 63 to 66 degrees A warm ing trend is expected Wednes day with slowly but continued rising temperatures through Sat urday Little change in temper ature is expected for Sunday Rainfall is likely to average about onethird inch but the distribution is expected to be scattered and irregular The showers are indicated to be rath er general on Thursday and Friday over most of the state and widely scattered in southern Iowa Saturday or Sunday Minnesota Partly cloudy with scat tered showers in extreme north west Tuesday night and in northwest and extreme north portions Wednesday Warmer IN MASON CITY JlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 69 Minimum 43 At 8 a m Tuesday 60 YEAR AGO Maximum 82 Minimum 50 Austin Minn Girl Drowns in Clear Lake Clear first drownin of the year was recorded Monda afternoon when the body of Lind Allen 8 year old daughter of D and Mrs Herbert B Allen Aus tin Minn was found floating the water offshore from Method camp shortly after 3 p m aft she had apparently fallen from new Higgins speedboat being trie out by George Hormel 19 year o son of Mr and Mrs Jay Horme Austin She was one of a party of 7 try ing out the boat which had bee purchased recently by the Her mels and was still being oper ated as per instructions for th operation of a new boat idling th motor at intervals According to Dr Ralph Smiley coroner of Cerro Gonl county who pronounced death du to drowning it is possible that th girl fell from the boat as it wa started up after idling The girl was not missed by th group until the boat was in th vicinity of Bayside Amusemen park and a search was starte there immediately Members the boating party said that seemed no time at all from th time they had last seen her in th boat Verle Holmes Iowa State Con servation patrolman was notifie and he marked the spot where th party first missed the girl In th meantime the body was foun floating off shore from Methodis camp by Walter Mickelson an Sichard Sargent Des Moine boys staying at a cottage in Oak wood Park When they saw the body float ing in the water they called th Methodist camp life guard Wil iam C Person also of Des Hoines who took the girl from th water and started artificial res piration Efforts to revive he were continued after she had bee taken to the Methodist dock am a resuscitator was used A numbe of men worked both manually an with the machine for about 2 hour n an attempt to save her Although no one knows exactly ivhere the accident occurred i vas believed to have been nea lodges Point the group having estimated they were within abou 300400 yards of it idling the mo or when the boat was started up gain It was only the 2nd day the boat had been in use Linda had been a house guest o he Jay Hormel family at the Out ng club Her father is the physi ian at the Hormel plant in Aus in The body was taken to the ordan funeral home at Austin rivate funeral services will be onducted Wednesday owa Polio Season Is jetting Started at Slower Rate Than 46 Des Moines infantile laralysis season apparently is just fitting started in Iowa but at a much slower rate than at the cor esponding time last year rec rds of the state health depart ment showed Tuesday For the first 3 weeks of July lis year 7 cases have been re orted In the same period last ear 28 cases were reported Last week there were reports of cases compared with 13 in the orresponding week last year The cases last week were in Fay tte Lee Pottawattamie Wood ury and Wright counties For the week ended July 12 lere were 2 cases against 8 in le same week last year And for IB week ended July 5 there were o cases reported this year corn ared with 7 for the correspond ig time last year JAVA Oceeft SMI WHERE INDONESIAN FIGHTING IS ierlined are cities in Java where action was reported be iween the Dutch and Indonesian republicans Plane symbols ndicate where republicans reported Dutch planes attacked TROOPS SMASH TO WITHIN 35 MILES OF CITY Indonesians Claim 2 Planes Shot Down as Resistance Stiffens Batavia troops have smashed to within 35 air miles of the Indonesian republics capital of Jogjakarta a dispatch from there said Tuesday night An Indonesian communiciue advance of the past 36 hours said Dutch armored cars attacked Sal atiga 25 miles south of Dutch held Semarang and then with drew Salatiga is 23 miles from the perimeter of the Dutchheld area around Semarang Jogjakarta is about 60 miles south of Semarang on the narrow waist of Java From Salatiga a mountainous highway bends 45 miles west and south to the republican capital Meanwhile Dutch forces who established a broad beachhead along the northeast coastal road also stabbed deeper into Indo nesian territory at a half dozen points The Indonesians said their resistance was stiffening The republicans said they shot down 2 Dutch planes with ma chinegun in West Java 18 miles east of Bandoeng and the other in East Java between Soer abaja and Indonesianheld Ma Ian Fighting was reported in prog ress around Probolinggo an im portant East Java port and an anchor of the Dutch beachhead along the northeast coastal road The by Americantrained Dutch marines m amphibious landings now stretched east from the Proboling go area to Pandji for a distance of some 70 miles The Dutch reported sharp fight ing at several points and the In donesian army said a battle was under way at Probolinggo The Dutch said however that the col umns along the coastal road were virtually unopposed Dutch reports told of well armed Indonesians offering hard resistance at Krian midway be ween Modjokerto and Soerabaja and at Medan on the northwest coast of the neighboring island of Sumatra The Dutch said all initial objec ives in their amphibious opera ion had been achieved and that esistance had been less than ex pected A Dutch army communique ilaccd Dutch casualties Monday t 150 dead and wounded President Soekarno of the In donesian republic announced that brmer Premier Sutan Sjahrir lad left Java on a mission to ex plain the republics position abroad Arriving in Singapore Sjahrir aid he would visit the United States India and Australia on his mission A royal Netherlands navy com munique said landing craft of the avy and warships disembarked roops at Eanjoewangi on the east oast of Java and at Pasir Putuh n the north coast It was the rst amphibious operation since he end of World war II A Dutch rmy communique said the troops ained initial objectives and made dditional advances The fight which began Sunday with the Dutch acting first orig nated in disagreements over the iture government of the East In ies rich in oil rubber sugar tin nd other products The repub cans call it a Colonial war the Dutch local police action A high Dutch official said that hen present objectives had been eized perhaps within 3 or 4 days he Dutch might halt their local olice action since their mission len would have been fulfilled He declared the Dutch might ot occupy Jogjakarta capital of le Indonesian republic since it as not among their current ob ctives Jogjakarta lies in the ath of the Semarang drive The state department in Wash igton Monday said in a state ent that the United States gov rnment profoundly regrets that egotiation has been discarded as means of achieving vol ntary association between the etherlands and Indonesian peo es The department reported that erman Baruch ambassador to e Hague when informed Sun ay of the Dutch decision upon IB use of force had been author ed to restate the American posi through the last 2 ears and repeated in a note last onth offering economic aid to e Indies if an interim govern ent was agreed upon Before the statement was is led the department was dis osed to have given its blessing a British offer of good offices an effort to settle the Dutch donesian dispute over the fu re government of Indonesia ;