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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 23, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Uimj Asioelated Pifjs ind United Press Pull lojed wire Five Cents a Copy MASON CITS IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY 281947 No 243 U S CANCELS RELIEF FOR POLAND RUSSIA REJECTS PROPOSAL FOR JAP PEACE TALK Moscow Radio Reveals Soviet Decision to Disagree on Parley London Moscow radio said Wednesday that Soviet Rus sia cannot to accept a United States invitation to join with 11 powers in discussing a Japanese peace treaty Aug 19 in Washington The broadcast heard here by the Soviet Monitor said Russia delivered a note to Washington Tuesday charging the United States had acted in a unilateral manner and declaring that pre liminary work on drafting a Japa nese treaty should be undertaken by the council of foreign minis ters The note suggested that the Russian British and Chinese am bassadors in Washington meet with a representative of the United States to decide when the council of the foreign ministers should be convened The text of the soviet reply as broadcast by the Moscow radio On July 11 of this year the United States Ambassador Gent Bedell Smith told V M Molotov the U S S R minister of foreign affairs that the government of the United States proposed to call on Aug 19 of this year a con ference for the preparation of a peace treaty with Japan com prising representatives of 11 powers members of the far east ern commission At the same time the U S government unilaterally began negotiations on this question with the governments of the remaining powers who are represented in the far eastern commission Damage as Rams Flood Erie Pa Erie Pa state of emer gency existed in this industrial town of 135000 Wednesday in the wake of torrential rains that flooded the streets leaving 75 families homeless and causing damage estimated at The 75 Negro families eva cuated Tuesday from the Frank lin terrace housing project on the east side of town were housed temporarily in the city hall an nex Red Cross officials said they were seeking a schoolhousc in which to settle the families until their homes can be put in order Many ofthe evacuees swam to safety through 15 feet of water Rousing Song Olean N r ff A barber shop chorus rehearsed with such vibrancy at a recent meeting that it literally brought down the house Chunks of plaster fell from the ceiling twice during the rehearsal in the community room of the Ex change National Bank building No one was hit MAROONED IN TRUCKCharles Brown for several hours Tuesday afternoon when 4 feet of water from torrential rains at Erie Pa caused a flash flood that stalled his truck Legion Proposes Overhaul of UN Charter to Bobtail Veto while others paddled to dry Ian in canoes and rowboats Ten hours of incessant pound ing rains from a m to 6 p m Tuesday simulated flood con ditions not seen here since 19 when Mill creek overflowed an 30 persons lost their lives The freak flood weather burea officials emphasized was cause entirely by the unprecedente rainfall which piled up 90 inches to break all records fo any 24hour period The flood was concentrated the Erie area with the east sid sections hardest hit However to 3 feet of water flooded Frenc street one of the main thorough fares although State street wa dry Telephone service was shut off in many parts of the city but elec trie power was unaffected Damage to business establish ments and homes was unofficial estimated by various Red Cros and disaster committee sources a about Hundreds of summer dweller at nearby Waldameer Beach an Presque Isle Bay on Lake Eri waited out the storm in their cot tages unaffected by the flood con ditions in the city Dr James R Smith head of th Erie health department said h had orderecT a ton of chloride o lime for use in sterilizing cellars Shelve Atom Veto Dispute in UN Group Lake Success1 N Y United Nations atomic energy commission shelved the eastwest dispute over the atomic veto in definitely Wednesday after the United States served notice it never would accept Russias stand on the issue The postponement was request ed by American Delegate Freder ick H Osborn who said the United States will not be a party to any attempt to give the big powers the right to veto punishment of global atomic control offenders Soviet Delegate Andrei Gromy ko retorted that Russia still found the American position unaccepta ble The issue was postponed until a later stage of atomic negotiations for several shortly after Gromyko reopened his attempt to amend a majority report endorsing the United States stand on the veto question Gromyko did not object how ever when Chairman Fernand Van Lengenhov of Belgium grant ed Osborns postponement request and it was agreed to unanimously without a formal vote General Marshall Finds Small Town Streets Confusing Frederick Md auto mobile with District of Columbia tags pulled to the curb Tuesday night and a silverhaired man leaned out to hail Newspaper Pub lisher William T Delaplaine Ive been lost in this town an hour the man said asking di rections to the home of a Freder ick friend Col Harrison McAl pine With pleasure General said Delaplaine recognizing the motor ist as Secretary of State Marshall After setting him on the right road the publisher remarked You have a big job on your hands General If I dont do any better than I did driving the streets of Fred erick I wont do so well said the secretary of state with a grin as he drove away Organization Wants TyrannyProof World Police Force Washington the se curity council a perpetually nun jury the American Legion Wed nesday proposed an overhaul o the United Nations charter to bob tail the Big Five veto and set uj a tyrannyproof world polic force Climaxing a year of study th Legions recommendations wer forwarded in a letter to each member of congress with this ac knowledgement It may not be possible or ex pedient to attempt to bring abou changes now but we believe the suggest a goal which must be at tained in order that the United Nations becomes fullyeffective1 The veterans organization con tended that its recommendations would lay a solid foundation fb the elimination of the atomii threat It said further they an indispensable to bring about an adequate substitute for the grim rules of power politics Specifically the Legion pro posed 3 charter amendments de signed to 1 Give more effective repre sentation of the nations on the security council and abolish the veto in cases of aggression or preparation for aggression 2 Give the security council ad equate powers to prevent aggres sive war by creating iron clad international controls over atomic weapons and all other means o mass destruction 3 Create apowerful yet tyr anny proof world police force These proposals followed close ly an outcropping of congressional resolutions calling for a United Nations charter revision confer ence But while sponsors of these resolutions said they might lead to Russian withdrawal from the U N the Legion envisioned a world organization in which Rus sia Britain and this country would wield more voting strength than at present The Legion suggested revamp ing the security council into i 10member each from thi United States Britain and Russia one each from France and China and 2 selected by the remaining member states At present Britain Russia France China and this country are permanent members of the 11 member council with each exer cising veto power over any mat ter of substance before that body Under the Legion plan any one of the Big Five still would be able to block admission of new U N members or the creation of special investigating commissions unless some question of aggression were involved In calling for changes to give the council adequate powers the proposal urged these 3 points A Creation of an atomic devel opment authority responsible to the council for rigid control o atomic weapons and all othe means of mass destruction B Power for the council t limit the total annual output o heavy armament all over th world The council would be em powered and directed to allot tt each of 5 major powers an in dividual production quota which they could not exceed and to allot to other members a collective quota to be produced solely by a nonprofit armament authoritj operating under the council C Maintenance of a staff ui inspectors with full rights and ac cess to arms production informa tion on troop concentrations in dustrial resources and activities COUPLE BURNS TO DEATH IN CRASH Atlantic and Mrs James Leroy Mott of Rochester Minn burned to death early Wednesday following a collision setween ttheir car and a semi trailer truck The collision occurred on U S No 6 a mile west of here and both vehicles broke into flames in stantly as they plunged over a 15 ioot embankment with the semi trailer atop the car George Hardisty driver of the ruck escaped injury Highway Patrol Sgt Lloyd Uyers quoted Hardisty as saying the car had pulled on to the high way from a roadside lunchroom shortly before the collision oc curred river Killed and Charles Cityan Hurt in CarTruck Crash Cedar Rapids Gantt 23 of Columbia S Car led in a Cedar Rapids hospital Tuesday afternoon as a result of injuries suffered when a station vagon he was driving collided with a semitrailer truck on high way 218 west of Cedar Rapids morning Carl J Johnson Charles City iding with Gantt was hospital zed but his condition is not con idered serious SAME Bhdt fur dnlh In put M tijnr NAB MAN WITH GUN IN SENATE Caught Soon After Visit by President Washington unidentl ied man said to be carrying a gun was seized by capital police in the senate side of the capito Wednesday soon after Presiden Truman visited the chamber First reports said the man wa icing questioned behind closed doors by secret service ai well as capitol police He was picked up within an hour after Mr Truman left thi senate floor James J Maloney chief of the secret service said he under stood that a man with a gun in his possession was picked up in a senate washroom The secret service is the agency assigned to protect the president TRUMAN TAKES SEAT IN SENATE Breaks Precedent in Chamber Sideplay Washington JP Breaking precedent President Truman took his old seat in the senate Wednes day and made a brief speech say ing he had spent the best 10 years of his life there Grinning happily the president a former senator from Missouri walked on to the senate floor un announced after luncheon at the capitol He took a rear row seat on the democratic side as senators and gallery occupants rose and ap plauded The senate at the moment was lusy with routine minor bills But when Mr Truman appeared Senator Vandenberg RMich he presiding officer promptly recognized the president and wel comed him warmly Vandenberg then said that he the senator from Mis souri for 5 minutes The president recalled that sen ate rules prevent anyone but sen ators speaking there He smiled as he broke the rule Princess Elizabeth o Get Big Public Wedding Ceremony London government et it be known Wednesday that rincess Elizabeth and Lieut Phil p Mountbatten will be married in big public ceremony after all Spiking speculation that the wedding would have to be a small emiprivate affair because of the nations poverty a high govern ment source said it was now defi nitely known that the ceremony would be in Westminster Abbey nd certainly wont be on auster ty lines LEADER IN CIO IS INDICTED BY FEDERAL JURY Charges Milwaukee Man Falsely Denied Part in Communist Party Washington A federa grand jury Wednesday indicte Harold Roland Christoffel Mil waukee clO leader on charge that he committed perjury in tell ing a congressional committe that he was not a member of th communist party Christoffel testified before th house labor committee last Marc 1 He was president of the Unite Auto Workers local No 248 at time when AllisChalmers plants in the Milwaukee area were sbu down by a protracted strike The labor committee was inves tigating the causes of labor dis putes work stoppages and strike with particular reference to any influence of subversive groups The indictment said that Chris toffel under oath categorically denied any affiliation with com munists or the communist party Nevertheless the grand jury re port said he was then a member af the communist party and ha been such member for severa years thereto and had workei with the communist party am with the communist political as sociation After Christoffel appeared be fore the committee here in March Chairman Hartley RN J sen a special subcommittee to Mil waukee to make further inquiry nto the 11rnonths long Allis strike Subsequently Hartley submitted a report to lark with the request that hi ake such Action as might be ap propriate The committee report said tha there was also substantial evi dence that HeBert Buse another official of the UAW local also hai testified falsely Buse was no mentioned in the indictment He s now president of the local an Christoffel is honorary president Foreign Aid Pushed Nearer Enactment whittled away at a handful of high priority bills Wednesday determined that nothing shall upset its plans to ad oum on Saturday The senate appropriations com mittee pushed the foreign relief iill a little nearer enactment by approving a total of or this fiscal year This would be nearly 100 more than the house voted for oreign help The senate commit ee followed the house lead how ver in cutting from he administrations request for 350000000 in postUNRRA ex lenditures With adjournment on schedule retty well assured if everything oes according to plan many pngressmen turned their atten ion to other things such as FetrOIo Rep Carroll D earns announced that AFM music czar James C Petril o had made peace withamateur ndmilitary musicians permitting uch nonprofit performers to make radio broadcasts or record res ideht Trumans Ian for all government housing gencies to be under a single ad ministrator became law Tuesday the senate approved it The ouse previously had voted down le plan but without senate dis pproval it goes into effect auto atically Credit Controls House ap roved a bill to end controls im lediately on installment buying uesday The voice vote action re ected a senateapproved measure continue modified credit re raints to December 31 Neither ill appeared likely to get any urther Oil house passed nd sent to the senate Tuesday bill to forbid exports of oil and asoline if they interfere with na onal defense or security or im air civilian supplies The mer lant marine committee spon red the measure after an inquiry ito shipments of petroleum prod cts to Russia Find Frost in Iowa Cornfield Marshalltown was discovered early Tues ay in a cornfield at Liscomb 13 miles northwest of here y W C Brown a farmer Brown said Wednesday he spotted he frost on some corn leaves and called his son to verify it The mercury officially hit a low of 41 at Marshalltown uesday No official reading at Liscomb was available but esidents there said it was below the official Marshalltown igure AP Wirephoto WgERE DUTCH GAIN IN locate Dutch drives against Indonesian forces in Java toward Cheribon A and Jogjakarta In the east Dutch have taken blackened areas and apparently are preparing to drive against Malang Dutch said they were meeting opposi tion at Medan 1 inset map on Sumatra and Indonesians said Dutch activity on Sumatra was concentrated at Pa dang Indonesians Using Scorched Earth Tactics in Java Fight 4 Java Towns in Flames as Dutch Army Drive Nears Republic Capital BRITAIN SEEKING JAVA FIGHT END Bevin Reveals Nation Working on Solutions London ff Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin said Wednesday that an end to warfare in Indonesia at the earliest possible moment and was working on several pos sible solutions which he did not disclose Speaking to the house of com mons Bevin said he could not at present give an opinion on whether the security council of the United Nations is the best and most appropriate means of achieving this object Wellinformed diplomatic sources said earlier that either India or Australia might ask the Jnited Nations to intervene in the DutchIndonesian dispute The complaining nation presum ably would charge that the In lonesian fighting constituted a hreat to world peace these sources said Both India and Aus ralia they said have a close in erest in the situation in Indo nesia Diplomats here ruled out the possibility that Britain herself might appeal or that she would act as a mediator between the utch and Indonesians pointing out that she would have no pounds for such action unless in ited by both parties to the dis pute Weather Report FORECAST Jason City Fair Wednesday night becoming partly cloudy Thursday Warmer Low Wednesday night 5860 High Thursday about 85 owa Generally fair Wednesday night and Thursday Slightly warmer High Wednesday near 80 Low Wednesday inght 5054 east 5560 west High Thursday in the low 80s Minnesota Partly cloudy Wednes day night and Thursday Slight ly warmer south and east por tions Wednesday night and in south and west portions Thurs day IN MASOtf CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics or 24 hour period ending at 8 clock Wednesday morning Maximum 72 Minimum 51 At 8 a m Wednesday 65 TEAR AGO Maximum 82 Minimum 64 Batavia Java Java towns were in flames Wednes day night as Indonesian troops re treating on 2 fronts threatening their capital adopted scorched earth tactics before a determined Dutch army drive an Indonesian communique announced SaJatlgaJlmjpjBrtant town south of Semarani and astride the highway to the Indonesian capital Jogjakarta was burning the com munique said Armorsupported Dutch infantry had seized Salatiga and driven beyond it on the route to Jogjakarta The republicans also put the torch to Lawang 12 miles north of Malang objective of another Dutch drive in east central Java In the west Soemedang and Tjitjalengka both 20 miles east of Bandoeng also were fired the communique added It said both towns were leveled Another Indonesian bulletin said a Dutch column of 50 arm ored vehicles including tanks was less than 20 miles from the important north coast port of Cheribon This is the column which has speared more than 55 miles northeast from Bandoeng since Monday In the Batavta area the Indo nesians said a Dutch motorized column sliced southwest for 30 miles capturing a number of places The Indonesians reported straf ing attacks by Dutch planes in central and western Java At the same time official Dutch dispatches from Sumatra said irregular Indonesian soldiers of the peoples army on the big neighboring island of Sumatra also were applying scorched earth tactics These dispatches said the rregulars burned more than 100 lomes before evacuating the town of Arnhemia a few miles south of Dutchheld Medan Arnhemia now is in Dutch hands the dis patches said New Hospital Director Des Moines A lanson formerly of Des Moines ut now living at Dixon 111 has een named to succeed his rother Paul R Hanson as ad ninistrator at Iowa Lutheran ospital Paul Hanson adminis jrator since 1938 resigned Dr Fish Studies Fish Kingston R I ich hyologist at Rhode Island State ollege is named appropriately r Charles Fish Iowas Cold Spell Lowest Since 1895 Des Moines current cool spell is the chilliest since 1895 the weather bureau indicated Wednesday following receipt of an official reading of 36 at Decorah Tuesday This was the lowest the temper ature has dropped in Iowa during July since the alltime low of 35 at Logan during July of 1895 Last years state July low was 40 degrees at Decorah on the 26th The weather bureau thermometer at Decorah is located in a valley at the fish hatchery and usually turns out the states lowest read ings The low was 48 at Cedar Rapids and Tuesdays high was 81 at Sioux City No precipitation was reported Iowa Lutheran ReElected Chicago IP Dr Herman Harns of Trinity church Des Moines was one of the vice presi dents reelected Tuesday at the Evangelical Lutheran synod of Missouri Ohio and other states lowan Dies in Fall Earlham M Pear son 78yearold carpenter was injured fatally Tuesday when he fell from a roof he was repairing at the W A Lillibridge home He died at the Dexter hospital SURVEY SHOWS AMERICAN AID IS NOT NEEDED Prober Finds Country Has Enough Food to Meet Minimum Needs Washington state de partment announced Wednesday that Polands share of the 000000 American foreign relief program has been cancelled The action was taken on the recommendation of Col R H Harrison a special assistant Secretary of Agriculture Ander son who made a survey of Po lands minimum food needs for Secretary of State Marshall Harrison reported that grain and other foods are available to meet the minimum food needs of the Polish people generally for the balance of this calendar year He said imports of medical sup plies and supplementary food stuffs for special groups appear justified and that some imports of grain seed and fertilizer would be helpful The state department said in its announcement however that such special items could be supplied through private relief agencies and other sources such as the In ternational Emergency Childrens Fund The announcement added In view of the above and of the fact that the funds available are sufficient to meet only the most urgent relief needs it has been decided not to undertake a relief program for Poland Poland alone among the east ern European states entirely with in the soviet Russian orbit was included among 7 areas author ized by congress to share in the emergency relief pro grain The others are Hungary Aus tria Italy Greece the territory of Trieste and China Initial relief shipments already have been organized for Austria and Greece Harrison said he found the Pol lish food situation much better than in other countries Food conditions were notice ably better than those in Greece Italy Austria the U SU K zones of Germany and Japan he said The general health of the Pol ish people appeared to be good their spirit excellent and their ability to work well above aver age There are substantial rea sons why this is so Amongst them is the progress made in industrial and agricultural recovery The industrial section of Silesia was found by the inspection group to be the most active industrial area observed outside the United States with exports of coal and other raw materials and finished products promising to increase BLAST IN BERLIN KILLS 8 PERSONS Explosion Occurs in RussianOccupied Zone Berlin bomb explosion demolished 2 stories of Berlin xaffic police headquarters in the Russian zone Wednesday and an official reported from the scene that 8 personswere killed and 4 were injured An official investigator said the blast whitfi shattered the north wing of the yellow brick structure was caused by a bomb olicc central headquarters earlier had attributed it to an ac cidental detonation in the am muntion room The blast was in the office of Heinrich Kanig chief of traffic olice and 2nd ranking officer in he Berlin police department He was not in the office Squads of police ringed the 3 story building and kept spectators reporters and photographers away while firemen and rescue workers pried into the debris in search of bodies Russian officers joined German detectives in the investigation Among the dead was Herr Smmrich chief of the personnel ureau Woman Finds 300 4Leaf Clovers Corning N Y 4leaf lovers really bring luck Mrs Verna Naight expects to have plenty of it In one afternoon she found 300 leaf clovers in her front yard plus 25 5leaf clovers for good measure In 1921 there were 100000 cases if smallpox reported in the United States ;