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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 18, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME CMBTMENT tF AN3 ARCHIVES KOINt3 I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGH HOME EDITION GREATER MASON CITY DAYS June 192021 VOL LIU Anoditcd mm United Pnu Full Leued Wlni Fivt Cute Copl MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE IS 1947 This Paper Consists of Two One No GlobeGuttle Photos MASON CITYS RECORD largest crowd in Mason Citys history is what city officials called this gathering at Roosevelt stadium Tuesday evening in con nection with the North Iowa band festival Seating was provided for more than 7000 and those who stood or sat on the grass were estimated to number as many or more The picture was taken with the camera facing south as the bands were filing in When the program got under way the grandstand was filled with the multicolored uniforms of the band members The twirlers filled the aisles after their part of the program had been completed Britain and France Set Up Europe Plan Paris and Britain agreed Wednesday to convoke a European economic commission within the framework of the United Nations economic commission for Europe to implement Secretary of State Marshalls offer of U S aid The French cabinet then voted formal approval of the French British alliance signed this spring in Dunkerque The alliance pro vides for the closest possible nomic cooperation A cabinet spokesman said France and Britain would jointly invite Russia Wednesday to par ticipate in the new commissions work Foreign Minister Georges Bidault and British Foreign Sec retary Ernest Bevin reached the agreement to convoke the new commission in conversations here and the French cabinet immedi ately approved The cabinet spokesman said the creation of the European commis sion had been determined on the basis of French proposals to place reconstruction plans in the hands of several technical committees dealing with such problems as transportation food power steel iron and machinery Benjamin V Cohen U S state department counsellor said inah address last week that 000000000 assistance would be needed to succor Europe during the next 4 years The cabinet spokesman said the European economic commission would work within the frame work of the tf S economic com mission for Europe established earlier at Geneva He explained that the V N commission is largely a planning board and that the new commission would be an operational and functional organi zation Russia already is a member of the U N economic commission for Europe but the new body was considered important enough to warrant a separate status France asked Russia last week if she would exchange views on Mar shalls proposals for the overall reconstruction and recovery of Europe but Moscow has not re plied Bidault will go soon to London to exchange ratification accords on the FrenchBritish the cabinet decided alliance USSR General Denies Part in Hungary Budapest Lt Gen V P Sviridov told the allied con trol commission Wednesday that the Russians had nothing what ever to do with the recent change in the Hungarian government Sviridov questioned by Brig Gen George H Weems U S member of the commission said the Russians exercised no influ ence at all in forming the Hun garian government Ferenc Nagy was ousted as premier of hungary under com munist pressure and now is in the United exile States in voluntary Earlier Imre Fold Hungarian manager of the allied officers Park club said he had been seized and questioned dominated by the political communist police and that he expected to be thrown in jail within a short time Officers at the American mili tary mission said Wednesday morning that Fold had been ar rested on charges of being a pro nazi and on suspicion of being involved in a plot to overthrow the Hungarian republic Fold said Wednesday afternoon that he had been questioned at length by the political police con cerning certain relatives and ex pected to be arrested shortly The seizure and questioning of Fold whose club is used principal ly by American and British mili tary officers was the first such move by the political police since they threatened last August even tually to arrest Hungarian em ployes of the American and British missions Aircraft jet engines mounted on ground vehicles were used in England during the blizzards of 1947 to clear roads and railroads Truman Asks Decline in Traffic Toll Washington Tru man Wednesday applauded a sharp and gratifying decline in the nations traffic casualties but called on highway users and offi cials to reduce still further the appalling annual toll We have won a major victory in the campaign against careless ness said Mr Truman in an ad dress delivered at the opening session of his second highway safety conference Noting that at least 6500 lives were saved last year as measurec against the black record of pre war 1941 when 40000 fatalities Hall at Conference Des Moines Robert D Blue several state officials and W Earl Hall managing edi tor of the Mason City Globe Gazette were attending a high way safety conference at Wash ington called by President Tru man for Wednesday through Friday occurred Mr Truman declared the safety campaign is well started but it is by no means done Last year 33500 men women and children died as a result of highway accidents and well over 1000000 were injured he said That is a tribute to inefficiency this nation cannot afford to pay Mr Truman urged improve ments in the state licensing of drivers He recalled his assurance at the first conference last year that the fedearl government has no desire to encroach on state jurisdiction in this field but he said congress will not sit idly by in the face of a grievous national accident toll In too many sections Mr Tru man declared the licensing laws are nothing more than revenue measures and their administration a travesty on public safety Uniform license systems which eliminate the dangerously unfit and the dangerously irresponsible from our streets and highways he said are a basic weapon in the war on accidents The federalstate development of traffic arteries under the high way act of 1914 will make a per manent contribution to accident prevention Mr Truman predicted along with the drivertraining programs initiated at last years safety meeting The president reported that mo tor vehicles traveled nearly 350 billion miles last year in the Unit ed States the greatest mileage in history In a very real sense the in crease in postwar highway travel is a measure of our return to the happier peacetime pattern of life in America the president said There is one tragic aspect of that pattern however that no one wishes to see restored I refer to the appalling destruction of life and property through highway ac cidents The progress made in 1946 he said has been carried into this continued He cred ited the conference with a major share of the credit trend has definitely downward Train Gets Ticket for Illegal Parking Wcstville N J freight train blocked a crossing for 14 minutes and so a policeman wrote out a traffic ticket giving it to D R Mead conductor of the Penn sylvaniaReading Seashore line train The charge Illegal parking TRUMAN PLANS ACTION FRIDAY ON LABOR BILL Will Send Message to Congress Expect House to Beat Possible Veto Washington Tru man decided Wednesday to forego his weekly news conference to work on a message to congress on the labor union control bill Mr Truman will send a message to congress Friday regardless of whether he signs or vetoes the bill Eben Ayers assistant press sec retary said a heavy volume of mail continued to pour into the white house concerning the legisla tion with a heavy majority favor ing a veto Ayerssaid the volume of communications about the meas ure is by far the greatest ever re ceived by Mr Truman on any single legislative issue or other controversy Top democratic and republican leaders have predicted that the house will vote to override in event the president decides to veto the legislation But they were un certain of the outcome in the sen ate Ayers estimated that 157000 to 158000 letters more than 500000 cards and 25000 telegrams had been received through Monday He said around 10000 letters a day still are coming from individ uals groups and organizations He did not estimate the percentage favoring a veto other than to say the majority was heavy House leaders a veto even though President Tru man told reporters at Princeton N J Tuesday I havent made up my mind yet He said he will send a message to congress Friday A veto would make labor union control the next big issue between the white house and congress with more potential fights in sight But the cooperation about which the chief executive and congressional republicans talked when the session began last Jan uary apparently has just about exploded anyway GOP Leader Halleck of Indi ana gave the tipoff On that after the house upheld by a 2vote mar gin Tuesday Mr Trumans veto of the tax cut bill Halleck told newsmen the veto was the exact apposite of cooperation Other republican chiefs who do not want their names used say the same thing The way they talk makes it appear barefisted bat tling is likely from now on par ticularly on domestic problems that will supply electioneering material for the 1948 campaign If the chief executive does veto the labor bill he will have to count on his former colleagues in the senate to back him up Senator Hatch DN a close friend of the president told a reporter he has had no hints from the white house but it is nis personal view there will be a veto and that it will be over ridden Many other senators of both po litical parties share that view There are 5000 airports in the United States of which only 117 had governmentoperated control towers in 1946 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy with intermit tent light showers Wednesday night Thursday partly cloudy and a little warmer Low Wed nesday night 5055 High Thurs day 80 Iowa Mostly cloudy and continued cool Wednesday night Thurs day partly cloudy followed by showers extreme west portion Thursday night Somewhat warmer Low Wednesday night 47 north to 56 south High Thursday 7682 Minnesota Partly cloudy Wednes day night and Thursday follow ed by showers in extreme west portion at night Cooler east portion Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 70 Minimum 53 At 8 a m Wednesday 60 Precipitation 02 YEAR AGO Maximum 84 Minimum 59 Monona Girl Crowned Queen of 9th North Iowa Band Festival MISS ELAINE BROESSEL MONONA North Iowa of 1947 Machinists at 2 Plants in Cedar Rapids Vote Against Strike Action Cedar Rapids at 2 Cedar Rapids industrial plants have voted against a strike it was announced Tuesday night by G K Strausser business agent for the International Association of Machinists The strike vote lost by 2 votes at Universal Engineering corpora tion and by a wider margin at edar Rapids Engineering com pany Strausser said Union rules require a j vote to call a strike Strausser said more than 200 machinists at Universal and more than 100 at Cedar Rapids Engi eering have sought a 25cent acrosstheboard increase Nego tiations which began more than a month ago are at a standstill HOUSE PASSES SECURITY TAX Bill Freezes Levy at Present Rate for 2 Years Washington house passed unanimously Wednesday a bill freezing the social security payroll tax at present rates for 2 years If passed by the senate and ac cepted by President Truman the T measure will block an automatic 52000000000 annual Increase in the levy on Jan 1 GOP Congress Leaders Aiming for July 25 as Adjournment Date Washington UR Republican congressional leaders are shooting for July 25 or 26 as the adjourn ment date for the 1347 session of congress Adjournment at hat time would come 5 or 6 days before the July 31 deadline set in the congres sional reorganization law enacted The legislation provides how ever for an increase in the tax in 1950 to from one per cent to 15 per cent each against employes pay and employers payrolls In 1957 the tax would jump to 2 per cent asainft each A decision will be made later this month on what legislation should be added to the program already outlined for the house and senate Both chambers will be kept busy until at least July 1 with pending appropriation armynavy unification and presidential suc cession bills 74000 Sets Attendance Record See Pictures Stories on Page 19 and 23 Miss Elaine Broessel of Monona Wednesday wore the mythical crown of Queen of North Iowa Tuesday evening a real crown was placed on her dark brown hair as 14000 North Iowa band festival spectators cheered to show their ap proval The coronation was the climax of what Chamber of Com merce committee members called the most successful band festival of the 9 held Throughout the day despite weather which threatened to drown out the festivities in a downpour of rain crowds were the largest in history Police Chief Harold E Wolfe said he was unable even to estimate the crowd which saw the parade but pointed out that it filled the side walks from 3rd N on Federal to 2nd S a block east to Delaware and 2 blocks north to State Thousands more saw the march from upper story windows and the edges of the roofs The afternoon crowd in Central park filled that square block when the queen candidates filed across the stage for a personal appearance the evening crowd was by far the largest which ever has Levee Break Floods Land Near Oakville Oakville along the turbulent Iowa river were broken in at least 3 places Wednesday spilling debrisladen water over thousands of acres of rich bot tomland and threatening this com munity of 400 residents Rain fell intermittently up and down the valley where the Iowa and DCS Moincs rivers join the al ready swollen Mississippi river but the precipitation had not yet reached the stage which it was feared would cause the Mississippi below here to equal or smash last weeks record crests Army engineers estimated that already some 150000 acres of land were under water and several hundred thousand more were threatened As the river here went a foot and a half higher than ever be fore appeals were issued for moie troops and volunteer workers to strengthen the citys protective dikes and aid in evacuation Virtually all of the residents of Oakville had Tieert evacuated on orders of Mayor OD Johnson and Sheriff Robert Lewis Those remaining behind were ablebod ied men who swelled to an estim ated 1000 the number at work in bulwarking the defenses Mayor Johnson said the latest puncture in the a raised fill of the Minneapolis and St Louis eased the waters pressure against the town but increased the threat of inundation from backwaters Only one road out of town was 78 west to but only official traffic was being jermitted This road was covered jy water but passable The weather bureau said the crest should reach the Wapcllo Oakville area Wednesday night and protection should be made for about 185 feet but it is quite ikely now that so high a stage vill not be reached unless the rain all indicated for Wednesday and iVcdnesday night is exceptionally icavy Along the Mississippi a stage of 157 feet was recorded at BurlinR on Iowa a rise of 1 foot in 24 lours A crest of up to 17 feet was forecast there Thursday or Friday At Keokuk the southeastern tip of Iowa the Mississippi stood at 189 nearly 7 feet above flood stage and the crest war still to come River traffic was hailed when locks at Canton Mo and Quincy 111 were closed because of ligh water SAME IVhilt laic no traffic death ID been in Roosevelt stadium It filled 2400 seats in the permanent stadium 5000 bleacher seats which were set up on the north south and east sides of the field and as many more stood or sat on the ground Miss Broessels choice as Miss North Iowa was made by a com mittee of 10 judges who spent much of the day with the 45 girls rating them on the basis of ap pearance and personality Miss Monona was a member of the allstate girlsbasketball team valedictorian of her graduating class and for 4 years a member of the school band which nomin ated her for the highest honor which a North Iowa high school girl can receive Her dark brown hair and eyes dimpled cheeks dark complexion and radiant personality made the crowd exclaim as she marched down the ramp passed the thou sands who pressed near to see her as she left The daughter of Mrs Isaac Rus sell of Monona she is 5 feet 4J inches tall and slender She plans to attend Cornell college next fait and to specialize in commercial art and physical education Meredith Willson Mason Citys most famous son in the world of music unable because of a new radio show startingWednesday evening to attend the band festival as he had planned sent a tele graphic greeting which was read by the master of ceremonies H B Hank Hook It said in part I surely envy Frank Simon to day My best wishes also to the young musicians themselves May high C always be their low est note And if you want to invite me for next year I will herewith guar antee my appearance regardless of broadcast commitments or any thing else The high school band members 0 whom the day is dedicated re sponded to the direction of Doctor Frank Simon New York with al most perfectly unified work Many spectators were heard to remark that it was as good a concert as any ever given by the massed aids which number more than 2000 musicians Another highlight for the high school band members as well as the spectators was the exhibition of twirling by Karl Elman Thur Tian and his sister Mary Evelyn rhurman of Brookfield Mo Win ners of dozens of championship contests throughout the United Stales their dexterity with one or batons drew thunderous ap plause from the crowd The Thurmans also led a massed wirling exhibition by members of the 46 bands to music provided y the Mason City municipal band under the direction of Carlcton L Stewart who also assisted Doctor Simon at the microphone with he handling of the massed bands Marching band demonstrations vere given by the high school units from Osagc and Garner both outstandinR but with entirely dif erent styles The Garner unit specialized in precision marching vhile the Osafie group put on a uniqure exhibition with figures raced by the lights on their caps as the stadium lights were ex tinguished The master of ceremonies an inminrpd that the WaTanYe float ;