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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 29, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ar A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION mum VOL Lin AsttxMei Frras jnd United run Wive Ccntf a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JULY 29 1947 This Paper Consists of Two One No 248 KAISER TELLS FDR AID IN CONTRACT BRITISH HANG 3 IN DEFIANCE OF IBLOOD THREAT Underground Source Says 2 Britons Are ii Condemned to Death Iberusalem The British Ringed 3 Jews Tuesday in defiance Jewish underground threat to Italiate with the execution of 2 Irtish hostages and bathe the 1 lily Land with blood IA British military announce said Mcir Nakar Yacoub leiss and Absalom Habib were it to death between 4 and 5 a m I Acre prison on Palestines norti last for theii part in the May 4 leak there in which 251 prisoners lre freed and 16 persons were jled IA Jewish underground lid Monday night that Irgun Zval lumi to which the 3 belonged lid tried British Sergeants Clif jrd Martin and Mervin Paice ahd Iindemned them to death for be lg members of a force illegally Palestine and con Ipiring to oppress the rightful citi lans of Palestine The sergeants ffere kidnapped July 12 at Natan a This source said that while Ir Ijun commanderintchief Mana lhem Beigin had confirmed their Isentences it was unlikely they be executed until the final I disposition of the case of our 3 Isoldiers I The judges he reported were onetime Polish lawyers I Irgun had held Martin and Paice their kidnapping and British and police searched 8 vicinities near Tel Aviv night in an effort to Hb Iferate them S The hunt for the hostages con jjitinued throughout Palestine Tues 3 day but many government pffi Icials expressed fear they would not be found alive Meanwhile a reliable source said the Palestine government widening its war on violence I planned to enact a law to permit destruction of houses connected I with suspected underground at tacks 1 In the Arab revolt of 193639 the military and police blasted houses from which gunfire or other attacks came RUSSIA MUM ON UN BALKAN VOTE Soviets Abstain on Proposal Preamble Lake Success Rus sia abstained Tuesday on the first test vote in the United Nations se curity council on a United States resolution calling for a Balkans commission The council approved the pre amble by a 9 to 1 vote The preamble found that a dis pute existed which was likely to endanger the maintenance of in ternational peace and security Poland voted against the pre amble The council by a 10 to 0 vote next approved a paragraph rec ommending that the contendinig parties in the Balkans abstain from all action likely to increase tension On that paragraph Russia ab stained U S STEEL TO BOOST PRICES 3 Other Companies Join in Hike Move New York ff States Steel Corp said it would an nounce within the next few days steel advances of about a ton Irving S Olds chairman an nounced Tuesday after a directors meeting Announcement by the big steel corporation virtually completed the cycle of price increases by the nations steel producers Earlier in the day increases were posted by Bethlehem Steel Inland Steel and Youngstown Sheet Tube Over the weekend most other companies announced hikes ranging from to a ton on finished products Travels Much Gets Nowhere London Bryant has retired at the age of 65 after 51 years as skipper of the Thames river ferry at Woolwich During his career Bryant traveled an es timated 75000 miles by boat with out ever being more than 300 yards from shore The skipper cal culated that he crossed the nar stretch of water 300000 times f So You Think We Have for 5 Costs Half Million Chinese Bucks in Shanghai By EARL J JOHNSON U P Vice President Shanghai China a halfmillion bucks a man from the local United Press bureau told me It will get you through the evening if youie careful Several hours later this visiting editor spent his entire foil on din ner for 5 at a Chinese restaurant and walked back to his hotel broke Four correspondents who slept together in a compartment of the famous Shanghai Express coining down from Nanking tipped the porter 10000 dollars each It got them a restrained thank you master But nothing effu sive Ten thousand dollar bills are the largest in print these days of runaway inflation The program is to avoid smaller denominations because it takes such a big bundle of them to buy a meal or a hair cut A package of cigarets costs 8 000 dollars Recognized money changers will give you about 40 000 Chinese dollars for U S currency You can get a better deal from the curbstone operators but you risk being handed a roll of Chi nese counterfeit Among Americans theres con siderable kidding about Chinas fantastic inflation They get a kick out of making million dollar bets that the Dodgers will beat the Pirates and pay off with a suitcase full of bills valued at approximately American The inflation is no joke to the Chinese It has wiped out many savings and left the country im potent to compete in foreign mar kets Chinas problem is that her im ports exceed her exports there is very little sound money coming into the country and her credit is shot To pay for goods that have been imported more and more money must be printed There seems no stop to the spiral A streetcar motorman who got 60 dollars a month in 1939 triect to put some of it in the bank against a rainyday He now gets a month and if he conforms to the wellrecognized and legiti mate Chinesecustom of the squeeze he probably diverts enough fares to his own pocket to give him an additional a month Any money he may have saved from his 1939 salary is now peanuts The American editors visiting China this month as guests of the war department have access to more government bigwigs than usually expose themselves to res ident reporters In making the rounds of the cabinet ministers and other lead ers who entertain them the visi tors invariably ask Whats being done about infla tion Thus far all answers have been vague and uncertain Pegging the price of a basic food like rice is impractical Speculators would corner the supply and divert it into the black market which the government doesnt have enough police power to control Certain measures are being taken one high official reported Asked to be specific he men tioned the effort to balance ex ports with imports Any other measures he was asked Well he replied of course we do what we can to increase production in all fields You must realize that these things are not easy when you are fighting a civil war Fox in Chicago Club Drives Man to the House Chicago Williams is a good upstanding citizen of Chicago He works hard at his job as a porter in a night club Williams had no idea that Monday would be any different than the day before or the one before that or any of the hundreds of other days hes put in wiping and sweeping at the club He unlocked the door walked saw a red fox seated on one of the leatherette bar stools Williams muttered something about his eyes and turned toward his broom Then he did a quick doubletake It really was a fox Williams stared at the fox The fox stared back Williams started backing toward the door Then the fox snarled I saw those sharp teeth and I beat it out of there right quick Williams said Williams called the AntiCruel ty society which sent its best foxcatcher to take the animal away After the AntiCruelty man took the fox away Williams poked his head in the door of the tav ern and took a long long look around Then he went to the bar and poured himself a good stiff drink the house AP Wirephoto SNARE NIGHT CLUBBING FOX Peter Filpi of the Chicago AntiCruelty society uses a special gadget to snare a 15pound red fojf in a Chicago night club after a 15 minute battle Waterloo to Be Alternate Airline Stop Special to GlobeGazette Washington ff The civil aeronautics board Tuesday auth orized MidContinent airlines to provide Waterloo Iowa with air service on northsouth flights be tween Minneapolis and Kansas City The action was taken in a sup plemental decision in the socalled north central case MidContinent was authorized to serve Waterloo as an alternate intermediate point o Mason City Iowa CASEYCAPTURES OPENING MATCH SPORTS BULLETIN Cedar Rapids Casey of Mason City pretourney fav orite to win the Iowa state wom ens golf crown won her first round match with ease at the Cedar Rapids Country club Tuesday morning defeating Maxine Erickson of Boone 7 up Corkey Major of Ottumwa de feated Mrs W E Sturges of Des Moines 6 up Iraq is one of the great oil producing countries of the world US Cuts Foreign Broadcasts But Hikes Programs to Russia Washington state department Tuesday cut its foreign broadcast program 40 per cent because of reduced funds but stepped up its broadcasts to Russia by 30 minutes The overall reduction in the Voice of America program the de partment said was ordered because congress voted only for he broadcasts in this fiscal year as compared with spent last year None of the programs to eastern Europe and Soviet satellite coun tries will be trimmed the department said and the broadcasts to Russia will be increased additional cost from an hour to an hour and a half a day The added 30 minutes in the Russian broadcasts will consist of 15 minutes of news and 15 min utes of music Congress meanwhile got un der way a recess investigation of he departments foreign informa tion projects to determine its use fulness Two committees concerned with the program asked all senators and representatives traveling abroad this summer to bring back reports on the effectiveness of the broadcasts Mason Cityans Sizzle in 92 Degree Heat The mercury climbed again to Saturdays summer high of 92 de grees on Tuesday afternoon The 2nd 92 degree reading for the year was recorded at 2 p m as much of the state sweltered in 100 degree weather Cooler weather was in prospect for lowans for the weekend how ever The Weather Bureau pre dicted temperatures would aver age slightly below normal the next 5 days A cooling trend is expected be ginning in northwest Iowa Wed nesday and slowly overspreading the state Little rainfall is in sight however and fields and gardens are beginning to show the effects of the dry spell Mondays high was 97 at Sioux City and the low early Tuesday was 61 at Iowa City The only rain reported by the Weather Bureau was 16 of an inch at Albia Temperatures soared to 100 or above Monday in 14 states in the west southwest and in the Great Plains states with the top mark of 111 reported by 4ctttes Tuesdays high temperatures were topped by the 111 mark in Phoenix and Yuma Ariz Blythe Cal and Las Vegas Nev while throughout the Dakotas Nebraska Kansas and parts of Missouri the mercury hit above 100 Highs in cluded 109 at Philip S Dak 108 at Miles 107 Glasgow Mont 104 Pierre S Dak 103 Ainsworth Nebr and 102 at Kan sas City International Falls Minn on the Canadian border and often one of the countrys coldest spots re ported a high of 92 Generally fair weather prevailed throughout the central section of the country Scattered thundershowers were reported in the southeastern states and along the Atlantic seaboard Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly fairTuesday night and Wednesday Not quite so warm Wednesday Low Tues day night 6368 high Wednes day near 90 Iowa Mostly fair Tuesday night and Wednesday Not quite so warm northwest half Wednes day Low Tuesday night around 70 High Wednesday 88 to 92 north 94 to 98 south Iowa 5day Weather Outlook The weather outlook for the next 5 days indicates that the mean temperature will average slight ly below the Iowa normal of 74 degrees The normal high ranges from 85 to 89 degrees the normal low from 61 to A cooling trend is expected in northwest Iowa Wednesday spreading slowly over thestate and continuing rather cool gen erally Wednesday and Thursday Warmer weather is indicated near end of period Rainfall is expected to be light averaging onetenth to onefourth inch with widely scattered showers Wednesday and Wednesday night and possibly more gen erally around Sunday Minnesota Partly cloudy with a few scattered thundershowers extreme east early Tuesday eve ning A few scattered showers Wednesday in extreme north and southeast and extreme por tion late Wednesday afternoon or night Cooler Wednesday and north central portions Tuesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 3 oclock Tuesday morning t Maximum 88 Minimum 66 At 8 a m Tuesday 76 YEAR AGO Maximum 84 Minimum 60 AF Wirephoto ALTAR H Van Asperen 73 shows his bridetobe Mrs Ellen Anderson OBrien Jones Davis 94 the gown he picked out for her to wear at their wedding Saturday in Detroit Mich Detroit man 73 and a woman 94 said Tuesday they will be married after 17 years of pla tonic life together to stop the tittering of neighbors William H Van Asperen will wed Ellen Anderson OBrien Jones Davis in a simple home ceremony Saturday Im sick and tired of the gos sip Van Asperen said He has been married 3 times before and his bridetobe 4 times All their previous mates are dead He has 2 great grandchildren and 9 grandchildren She has 6 great grandchildren and 5 grand children Van Asperen said he met Mrs Davis at a square dance 18 years ago at Albion Mich and fell in love with her at first sight They began platonically living together a year later Quorum of Iowa Legislators Expected at Governors Days Special Session on State Income Tax Looms as Main Topic Clear least a quorum of Iowas state legislators is ex pected to convene informally at Clear Lake this weekend for the annual Governors Days celebra tion But even though the special ses sion to repeal full collection ofthe income tax in 1948 is likely to be the favorite topic there can be no quorum call since Governor Rob ert D Blue Is on shipboard re tnrniag from Hawaii and he is the only person authorized to call a special session The states chief executive will be one of the few members of the official family who will be lacking when the festivities get under way Friday evening at the annual ban quet and stag of the Association for the Preservation of Clear Lake an organization of approximately 1200 members from all parts of Iowa The banquet although an invi tation affair and not listed on the official program customarily draws a full complement of state officials from the top state execu tives and supreme court members to and including the members of the legislature U S Senators Bourke B Hickenlooper and George A Wilson also will make their first public appearance since close of the congressional session The annual Clear Lake Yacht club regatta will get under way Saturday morning at with races also in the afternoon and Sunday forenoon Sunday after noon the Mississippi Valley Power Boat races are scheduled Lt Gov Kenneth A Evans Em erson will represent Gov Blue at Ihe annual governors banquet Saturday evening Sunday morning at the traditional services on the lake shore Doctor Virgil Handier president of the University of Iowa will preach the sermon in place of the governor Lake front entertainment in cluding vaudeville fireworks and water ballet is scheduled for each evening TRUMAN GOES TO WASHINGTON Grandview Mo UR Presi dent Truman looking somewhat more rested and able to manage a slight smile flew back to Wash ington Tuesday to plunge into the mass of work piled on his desk following the end of the congres sional session After another night of seclusion spent at his summer white house in Independence the chief executive drove to the Grandview cottage from which he Monday buried his 94 year old mother for a 30 minute visit with Miss Mary Jane Truman his sister As he entered his plane at the Grandview airport Mr Truman doffed his doublebreasted gray suit coat and sat down with some papers before him apparently go ing right to work His plane took off for Wash ington at a m The flight was expected to require be tween 4 and 5 hours Iowa Needs General Rain for Corn Crop Des Moines Although the past 3 weeks of good growing weather have improved the states corn prospects remarkably Iowa needs rain The weekly crop and weather bulletin pointed out Tuesday that many sections particularly in the central and western counties have not received appreciable rain in the last 20 days Showers would be most bene ficial to replenish the top soil and improve growing conditions the report said Corn was just starting to tassel by July 26 the bulletin contin ued and only a few scattered early fields showed full tasseling by the end of last week It was predicted that 25 per cent of Iowas corn acreage would show full tasseling by the end of this week Most of the state and partic ularly the western half needs rain to maintain optimum growing conditions the report observed Top soil is dry and while the moisture shortage is not critical the return of warm weather places an Increased transpiration load on the corn plant There is no damage as yet but a general rain will be needed as the corn reaches the pollination stage The bulletin said average corn development by July 26 was about 2 weeks late and the soft corn hazard due to frost damage is un usually high Other highlights of the bulletin Iowas wheat harvest is prac tically completed Approximately 45 per cent of Jowas oats acreage has been bound or combined Oats yields range from very poor to good but test weights are generally light except on the Clinton and Benton varieties Flax is turning rapidly and ex cept for a few weedy fields it looks good Second crop alfalfa is growing fast with some harvesting on fields where the first cutting was taken at about the normal time Pastures are turning fast and the drop in available green feed will serve to cut milk production 15 Dead in Ship Blast in France Brest France Officials re ported 15 dead and at least 422 injured in this port Tuesday from the explosion and fire that wrecked an ammonium nitrate laden Norwegian freighter Ocean Liberty Monday Four of the injured died Tues day morniag the French ministry of marine said Badly injured and hospitalized at nearby Lanuer neau were 46 others 5 of whom doctors termed critical In addi tion Ponchalet hospital reported it bad treated 376 for cuts and bruises inflicted by flying debris All those killed were dock workers or seamen The crew had been taken off the ship before the explosion but her captain was re ported killed by flying debris Girl 13 Finds 1st Ice Cream So Good After Operation Birmingham Ala Emma Jean Key 13 sipped a chocolate milk shake and cried softly Oh its so good she said And strawberry ice creaVn is even better she added The blond blueeyed girl of Skipperville Ala was remembering for the first time how wonderful it is to eat For 10 years Emma Jean lived a normal for eating During this time she was fed was through a tube penetrating the walls of her stomach When she was 3 years old she swallowed a lye solution that burned her throat and esophagus A short time later the esophagus closed completely The tube which was strapped to the skin on her body per mitted her to go to school and play like any other child Shes normal in height and weight Surgeons collapsed a lung and moved the stomach up into the left chest The short open part of the esophagus was then tied to the stomach and the lung re vived That was a week ago Tuesday Saturday Emma Jean took 2 sips of water Sunday she was given a little more and Monday ice cream Later she will be given solid foods TESTIFIES NAVY HEADSCHANGED MINDS ON OFFER Wartime Industrialist Got Help From Late President on Carriers Washington J Kai ser testified Tuesday that he sent a brief note to the late President Roosevelt and got a wartime con tract to build small aircraft car riers after top navy officials pre viously had rejected his offer The wartime industrialist told the senate war investigating com mittee of this incident after saying I cant recollect when asked whether he went to the white house in connection with contracts he secured to build cargocarrying airplanes The committee is seeking facts regarding some worth of airplane contracts awarded to Kaiser and Howard Hughes air craft designer and film producer Senator Ferguson questioned Kaiser on this After lengthy questioning the Michigan senator demanded that Kaiser give the committee a copy of the note Kaiser said he did not have a copy with him but would supply one later On the baby aircraft told this story He talked with the late Marvin Mclntyre secretary to the late President Roosevelt about build ing the aircraft carriers Mclntyre was very available and when the navy rejected Kais ers plans by a vote of 16 to 0 he consulted Mclntyre At the time I had seen the president only once Kaiser went on I went to see Mac Mclntyre told him Kaiser said that if Kaiser would write a little letter of about 4 paragraphs that Mclntyre would lay it on the chiefs desk Kaiser said the next day he re ceived a call from Admiral Emory S Land then directing ship con struction Admiral land said what the hell have you been doin Kaiser con tinued Kaiser said the letter to Presi dent Roosevelt caused top navy officials to reverse themselves Kaiser declared that his war time plans to build a vast air car go fleet to thwart Hitlers subma rine successes got a clever mys terious kissoff Cant you find out why he asked in a statement prepared for a senate war investigating sub committee In his statement to the com mittee Kaiser categorically de nied 1 That he put the heat of hell on Washington to build the cargo planes as Secretary of the Interior Krug declared last week 2 That he was present at any of the parties at which Hughes en tertained high government offi cials 3 That Elliott Roosevelt son of the late president had anything to do with the letting of the cargo plane contract FIRE DESTROYS OLD IOWA CHURCH Only Shell Remains of Building in Sioux City Sioux City of unde termined origin destroyed the 59 year old First Unitarian church in downtown Sioux City Monday night leaving only a charred shell For more thau 2 hours 4 en gines and S truck companies in cluding an aerial ladder unit fought to keep the breezefanned blaze from spreading to adjacent houses and to the street itself which had been surfaced with in flammable asphalt Firemen remained at the site throughout the night The building which was erected in 1888 was appraised several years ago at Ten stained glass windows val ued at apiece also were ruined A church official said insurance on the structure was between 000 and SAME dig meini no In But ;