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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 4, 1947, Mason City, Iowa COM NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ANB ARCHI VE OES A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL nn Associated Pita utf United Pros Full Leued wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 4 This Paper Consists of Two One NO 123 MARSHALL URGES AID FOR GREECE PLAN DRIVE TO WIPE OUT FLIES IN MASON CITY Junior Chamber and City Council Vote Funds for Campaign Mason City declared open war on flies Tuesday as the junior division of the Chamber of Com merce and the city council joinec hands in a citywide campaign to wipe out the winged pests during the summer months Starting June 9 the drive wil get underway in Mason City under the leadershipof Bob Mott and Paul Popma both of the Junior Chamber and will continue until Aug 15 which is considered the end of the fly season The Mason City council mem bers voted Monday night an ap propriation of for the spray ing of public places The Junior Chamber has already allotted for the campaign The Junior Chamber cochair men told the council they plan to spray downtown alleys city parks disposal plant and dumps once a month during the summer They also will ask the coopera tion cf the restaurants dairies hotels hatcheries and other busi nesses totaling 108 in spraying their establishments with DDT The interior spraying will require only 1 night and will last for the entire summer The Mullen Hybrid service has been hired to do the spraying The company has 12 trucks and each one can spray 8 places Jun ior Chamber members will help in the spraying A yellow sticker will be issued to each establish ment that has been sprayed The spraying also will help eliminate roaches and rodents it was point ed out In the residential field Mott and Popma will ask the coopera tion of housewives in washing arid spraying garbage cans and screens A series of lectures will be held in various civic organizations on how to use DDT and the benefits the campaign Pamphlets on fly control also will be distributed by the Junior Chamber members to the residential district Mott told the council that Arnes conducted a similar program last summer and practically eliminated the winged disease carriers throughout the entire city He said 1 house in Ames only had 3 flies during the summer season 10 Candidates File for City Election After an election which failed to register enough voters to nom inate a single candidate for a municipal office the names of 10 candidates were filed at the city hall Tuesday for the coming gen eral city election March 31 Names of candidates were filed on petitions each bearing the names of approximately 50 sign ers The names of the following candidates were placed in nom ination E Bruce Councilmen at J Kelly and Dr Harold H Jennings 1st Ward W Lock 2nd Ward Councilman Henry Rheingans 3rd Ward G Steffen 4th Ward Councilman Emil Koerber City Potter Police R Dunn J Manley Hearings Are Ended on LilienthaFs Nomination Washington on the nomination of David E Lili enthal to head the atomic energy commission ended Tuesday Acting Chairman Knowland R Cal of the senate atomic com mittee said a vote on confirma tion of Lilienthal and 4 other nominees is unlikely before Wednesday however Knowland announced the com mittee would meet in closed ses sion Tuesday afternoon with all the atomic energy commission nominees The hearings ended after 25 minutes of questioning of Lilien thal by Senator McKellar D who repeated for the most part an examination he conducted previously in his opposition to confirmation of the former Ten nessee Valley Authority director Old Dobbin Vrins in Clash With Truck Iowa City truck driven by Russell Shepard struck a horse Monday afternoon and overturned Damage to the truck S400 to the horse none Reveal UN Is Study ing Issue of Palestine Lake Success United Nations secretariat section under Assistant SecretaryGeneral Ar kady Sobolev already is engaged in spade work for a U N commis sion of inquiry on Palestine was learned Tuesday although Britain has not yet formally turned the problem over to tha U N The work undertaken by Sobo levs staff which is normally con cerned only with security counci affairs was described as a pre paratory phase to speed the duties of a special commission likely to be set up as the result of explor atory talks with the delegations by SecretaryGeneral Trygve Lie The task was handed to Sobolev the ranking Russian on the sec retariat as a political problem and did not imply that the Pales tine mandate would be laid before the security council for a solu tion an informed spokesman said Sobolevs staff was described as pulling together the basic fac tual material which would be needed by a factfinding commis sion Lie is trying to set upwith British acquiescence to report to the 55nation general assembly next September and obviate the necessity for a costly special as sembly session at this time Authoritative sources said Lie discussed the factfinding com mission idea with British U N Delegate Sir Alexander Cadogan ast week Sir Alexander was saic to have told Lie that Britain was not unsympathetic to the idea since theLondon government de sires speed on the question The possibility of creating such a commission was given new hope after Lie and his legal advisor A H Feller general counsellor of the U N conferred Monday with the heads of various delega tions Both Lie and Feller were non committal on the purpose of their visit to delegation headquarters at the Empire State building In New York but informed sources said alestine certainly was on the list of discussions Sir Alexander was understood o have reported to the London overnment on his talk with Lie and some sources believed the British cabinet was studying the uggestion of establishing a U N pecial factfinding commission New weight to this thesis was given in the house of commons in lOndon Monday when Colonial Secretary Arthur Creech Jones aid appropriate steps were be ng taken to expedite United Na ions action He said he hoped he could make some announcement of progress within a week British and French Sign 50Year Pact Dunkerque France Britain and France signed Tues day a 50year alliance designed o provide mutual protection against any future aggression by The agreement was signed by foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin of Sritain enroute to the 4powcr oreign ministers meeting in Mos ow and by Foreign Minister eorges Bidault of France who planned to leave Wednesday to oin him and the American and Uissian representatives there The pact covered the transfer if a huge amount of military and naval material sold or loaned to France by Britain since Frances iberation Similar accords are proposed with Holland Belgium Czecho lovakia and Poland to ring Ger many with a new entente In some quarters the alliance of Junkerque was hailed as a pre ursor of a treaty of Moscow in vhich the big 4 would bind them elves for 40 to 50 years against ny resurgence of German might r war potential such as plagued he world twice in 25 years British and French flags flut ered over war devastated Dun erque mingling with the blue nd white striped flags of the city self It was from the beaches of Mmkerque that British troops made an historic evacuation in 940 Supplementing military and ter itorial provisions of the pact Tench and British statesmen still vere working out details of an conomic pact which would inte rate Frances 4year ecenomic Ian with Britains economy When Bidault announced the orthcoming pact he told the rench national assembly that ach clause of the treaty would e offered to the other great al es as well as the smaller na ons The treaty if extended to other ountries as anticipated would ead to a loose confederation of western states of Europe A ASK CONGRESS TO AID AIRPORT IN MASON CITY Improvement Cost Would Be Paid on Half and Half Basis The Mason City airport is one of 9 in Iowa for which congress has been asked to appropriate 765826 of the estimated 652 to be spent in construction and improvement it was revealed here Tuesday The Mason City improvements would cost of which half would be borne by the government and the other naif raised locally according to an Associated Press dispatch The local project would include for a maintenance equip ment garage for a taxjway connecting the middle of the northsouth runway with the ex isting taxiway for putting underground the drainage of the area around the administration building according to Paul V Roberts Des Moines district engi neer for the civil aeronautics ad ministration The Iowa projects were includ ed in a list of 307 airports sent to the house and senate Monday by Secretary of Commerce Harriman as recommended by the civil aero nautics administration Total cbst of the program was estimated at of which the govern ment would put up The other Iowa projects includ ing city name of airport present and proposed class of airport rec ommended federal allotment and total cost of each project Burlington Municipal 44 and Des Moines Municipal 44 and 000 Cedar Rapids Municipal 44 and Davenport Moline location and name unde class 4 proposed 000000 and Ottumwa Naval Air Station 44 and Dubuque Municipal 44 and Waterloo Municipal 44 and 000 Sioux City Municipal 55 and A class 4 airport generally is one with paved runways 4500 feet or more long Other classifications up to 8 have longer runways and more equipment AP Wlrephoto SHOVELING states were getting a taste of North Iowa winter weather Tuesday In Syracuse N Y John DeSantis digs his car out of the snow after a total fall of 18 inches since Saturday night All the Syracuse schools were closed by the record fall By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March winds harried the cold and snowplagued east anew Tuesday and the stricken area counted at least 16 weather deaths Six of the deaths occurred in Pennsylvania 7 in New York state and 3 in New England In many sections of the Atlantic coast and midAtlantic states all forms of wa ter highway and im peded by the heavy falls of snow over the weekend In upstate New York many main and all secondary roads were blocked At least 11 trains were immobilized while bus and airlines at Rochester Syracuse and Buffalo suspended all or part of their operations Trains were running hours late Lowville a community of 3500 population in north central New York was isolated except by tele phone after a 39 inch snowfal 30 Pigs Destroyed in Farm Blaze Near Bode small pigs were destroyed by fire which broke out n an electric brooder on the farm of Paul Wade and his son Lyle Wade near here at 3 a m Tues day The loss included a granary ool house in connection and a feed louse Had it not been for the ire departments at Bode and Humboldt all the farm buildings would have been lost Accident Injuries Are Fatal for Iowa Man Carroll Rose 75 of Arcadia Iowa died in a hos pital late Monday afternoon after ie had been hit by a fruck while ie was walking along the highway a mile north of Maple River Dr Walter Anneberg Carroll Aysician who attended Rose at he hospital said he suffered mul tiple fractures Rose had been riding with his jrandson Leo Wuebker when heir car slid into a ditch Wueb cer went to get help and Rose started to walk along the highway The truck owned fay Dan Pille of Maple River swerved to avoid lose but a corner of the box hit lim the doctor said SAME DATE Black lac means tnffta tfeatb ID oast hour House Rejects Senate Budget Cut Limit ef Congress Dispute Goes to Joint Committee to Seek Slash Compromise Washington house re fused Tuesday to accept the sen ates budget slash limit On motion of Chairman Taber RN Y of the appropriations committee the on a budget trimming to send the issue to a joint conference committee Speaker Martin RMass reaf firmed the house republican lead ers determination to reduce in come taxes by 20 per cent Tabers motion to transfer the budget fight to a 20man confer ence senators and 10 house with out objection and there was no debate Backed by his GOP steering committee Martin issued a state ment declaring President Tru mans budget can be trimmed to with out endangering national defense or security or sacrificing other es sential services of government Moreover the Massachusetts lawmaker asserted We house re publicans are determined to give the people a 20 per cent reduction Iowas Vote Washington Wil son and Hickenlopper Iowa re publicans voted with the majority Monday when the senate ap proved 64 to 20 a resolution pledging a cut in the national budget for the next fiscal year in taxes This would slice about off federal revenues Martins statement was chal lenged immediately by Chairman Gurney RS of the sen ate armed services committee who told reporters I certainly would like to agree with Mr Martin but all my infor mation is that we cannot cut the budget In view of the news from Britain and Greece it does not seem to me that we can safely cut the funds for the army and navy Gurney contended a DOO budget cut would take 000000 or more from the 000000 Mr Truman requested for the armed services Martins statement embodied the answer of house republican lead ers to Mondays 64 to 20 senate vote to hold the promised budget slash to and to stip ulate that or more of the savings be applied to the nations debt That action brought into critical focus the wide disagreement be tween house and senate leaders on fiscal problems The house two weeks ago voted the budget deduc tion with no specific requirements for debt payments The senate ap proved the more moderate cut after army and navy spokesmen said any slice off defense appropriations might en danger the nations security and invite disaster With the house certain to re ject the senate version the issue will go to a 20man conference committee of 10 senators and 10 house members Martin and other house leaders declined to discuss compromise prospects but Chairman Taft of the senate republican policy committee told newsmen he expects the two chambers to agree finally on a promise to pare the budget by between and Every selfish pressure group will try to block our efforts to restore common sense to our fed eral fiscal policies Martin as serted Every new dealer who shudders over the thought of treasury handouts ceasing will be in the opposition See Damage by Mt Etna Eruption Rome newspapers estimated Tuesday that Mt Etna caused between and 000 worth of damage in Sicily during its 8day eruption The chief damage was said to have been to vineyards and for ests No towns or villages were destroyed although some outlying houses were consumed by lava The interior ministry Monday night assured Sicilians that the eruption was over and that they were in no further danger because the flow of lava was expected to advance only a few more feet be fore it cooled and hardened Protests Stop Deer Hunt Near Waterloo Waterloo again were jamboling unmolested Tuesday tirough the woodlands of Josh Higgins parkway and onto adja ent farmlands after the state onservation commission Monday ad called off its program of re ducing the 100head herd to 50 Commission riflemen had started hooting some of the deer Monday when protests by a group of farm rs interrupted them after they ad killed 5 deer The program had been undertaken after a group of farmers had complained the deer were destroying crops be tween here and Cedar Falls Among those protesting the slaughter was Carl Morgenson of route 1 Waterloo who said he had raised some of the deer almost like pets Those deer arent doing any important damage he declared They nibble a little here and there but their beauty and gentle ness more than compensate for that W W Trusell in charge of the riflemen gave the cease fire order saying the shooting already done may have dispersed the deer enough to minimize future dam age In Des Moines Director G L Ziemer of the commission said he would have no statement until he receives complete reports from the field force Several northern Maine com munities were isolated and the New England Telephone and Tele graph company was using mobile radio units to complete long dis tance calls Most main roads in New England were open how ever High tides lashed the sea coast Some snowdrifts were house high More than 40 inches of snow covered the ground in parts of Maryland Many communities in the snow bound area were isolated and scores of schools remained closed Drifting snow blocked many high ways Trains were stalled air service cancelled and bus sched ules disrupted Many small craft along the New England coast were torn from moorings and wrecked as ob servers there reported the highest surf in nearly 25 years Tuesdays high winds drifting the snow hampered efforts of workmen to open highways and clew railroad tracks Pennsyl vania crews worked throughout the night attempting to dig out a passenger train stalled in 15foot drifts near Hagerstown Md The 40 passengers from Harrisburg Pa were taken to Hagerstown on a rescue train There was nearly 40 inches of snow on the ground at Canton in northern New York and the 6 inches of snow blown into Gar rett county Maryland Monday night raised the fall there since Feb 20 to 43 inches IOWA DRAFTEES BACK BY SUMMER Expect Release of 2000 From Service Des Moines The last of Iowas draftees of World War approximately 2000 be home by summer Col Ralph A Lancaster assistant state director of selective service said Tuesday After President Truman had asked congress Monday to allow the draft law to die March 31 army officials announced that 100000 draftees still In service would be discharged Those serv ing in this country will be re leased by May 15 and those over seas by June 30 Col Lancasters estimate of the number of lowans affected was based on records showing that this state furnished about 2 per cent of the national draft total No men have been drafted since last October and for that reason the number of lowans in compulsory service is small he said Selective service estimates in dicated that about 245000 from Iowa served with various branches of the services during the war and that most of them were draftees Expiration of the draft law will call for intensive work by local selective service boards to wind up their affairs Col Lancaster said Wilson on Committee Washington Wil son RIowa has been named chairman of a subcommittee to study the effect on small busi ness of the closing of telegraph offices in smaller communities Other members of the group named Monday by Chairman Wherry RNebr of the small business committee are Senators Ecton RMont and Umstead DN Car PTA Council Against Ball Park Lighting The Mason City ParentTeach er council went on record Tuesday as not favoring the proposed 000 bond issue for new lighting at the Roosevelt baseball field The bond issue will be submitted to the voters on March 10 The PTA council voted the reso lution at a meeting Tuesday after noon in the school administration building Mrs Vern Mettlcr was in charge of the session The bond issue was rejected by the council because of the critical need for improvements more vital ly affecting the health and wel fare of the children Notice was read by the secre tary Mrs Harvey Adams of 4 traffic safety posters being placed in hazardous spots in Mason City by H B Farrer for the Outdoor Advertising Association of Iowa A resolution presented by the Wilson P T A in regard to plac ing 7th graders back In the elementary schools was discussed The P T A units were asked to bring the subject before their re spective P T A groups and report back The council would take ac tion at a special meeting later Mrs Mettler appointed a com mittee consisting of Mrs DeVere Hirt Mrs Wayne McGowan and Miss Alma Partridge to see the proper authorities in regard to a specific matter pertaining to the morals of our children The nominating committee elect ed to present a new slate of of ficers at the next meeting includes Mrs Lamont Constable Mrs Clif ford Pierce Mrs W V Ostby Mrs Leon Woodward announced the spring P T A district meet ing to be held at Clear Lake April 15 The last meeting of the year will be a dinner meeting sometime in May Jewish Gangs Declare State of Open War Jerusalem vi olence claimed new victims in Palestine Tuesday as the Jewish underground proclaimed the ex istence of a state of open war in the strifetorn Holy Land Five British soldiers were a military truck was wrecked by an explosion near Rishon Le Zion Tuesday morning and 4 Arabs were injured when an RAF ve hicle was blown up by a road mine near Ramie A British military office in Haifa was bombed during the night and an army camp near Ha dera was the target of a small scale attack British authorities said but no casualties were re ported in these incidents In the sectors of Jerusalem and the coastal plain where the British proclaimed martial law over the weekend the situation was report ed quiet In the Jewish city of Tel Aviv which is within the martial law zone all banks remained closed Tuesday morning and a joint statement said they lacked cur rency to operate Approximately was reported with drawn Monday by residents who apparently feared an official clos ing The banks said they would re open Wednesday if military au thorities permitted currency to be brought from Jerusalem The Jewish undergrounds as sertion that open warfare exists in Palestine brought from Lt Gen G H A MacMillan a quick state ment that there is no question of the army being at war with the Jewish population or anyone else in Palestine The function of the army is to assist the police in maintaining law and order as the police force alone is insufficient in present cir cumstances MacMillan said in an address to his headquarters staff Rush Ambulances to osion of Tanker Houston Texas terrific explosion of the Lyons Creek a tanker berthed at public docks 7 and 8 at the turning basin sent ambulances and fire equipment racing to the ship channel about noon Tuesday A port commission employe at he turning basin said he was sure that a number of persons had been injured and probably some had been killed by the blast The tanker was berthed for re pairs at the Port Houston Iron Works Agents for the vessel are the American Republics corpora tion Witnesses to the explosion said that it occurred in the after part of the vessel near the engine room A huge hole was torn in the side of the vessel away from the wharf and fire aboard the tanker followed the explosion Explc SAYS ISSUE IS IMPORTANT TO UNITED STATES Secretary Says Matter Has Received Urgent Attention of President Washington of State Marshall said Tuesday that aid to Greece is a matter of pri mary importance to the United states In his first formal statement on picas of the Athens government and Britain for assistance to Greece Marshall said the matter has received the urgent attention of President Truman and has been discussed with congressional lead s The secretary promised that a full public statement will be made soon when a study by the state department and other executive agencies is completed The problems involved are so far reaching and of such transcen dent importance that any an nouncement relating to them could properly come only Irom the pres ident himself Marshall said He added that the final decisions on what further steps the United States may take to bolster Greeces stability will rest with Mr Tru man and congress Shortly before Marshalls state ment was issued Greece was re ported to have directed an ur gent appeal to the United States for financial help Britain as well as the United States Marshall said has like wise been bending every effort to help Greece Marshalls statement has been forecast since last Thursdays top secret white house conference on Greece This meeting was called to consider Londons notification that it would be forced by Brit ains own financial difficulties to pull out of its post war efforts to bolster Greeces anticom munist regime as a western bul wark in the Mediterranean Marshall said The Greek government has re newed its request for help In the light of the world situa tion this is a matter of primary importance to the United States The Greek plea was contained in a note delivered Monday to UnderSecretary Acheson by Paul Economougouras charge daffaires Woman Hurt in Home Fire Marble Edgar Reed was in a Mason City hospital Tues day with burns suffered when her home an old landmark of the town was completely destroyed by fire Mrs Reed tried to save her canary birds when flames en veloped her as she opened a door and she received first and 2nd degree burns on face arms and hips A Boston Bull terrier also per ished in the flames The loss is partially covered by insurance Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy Toes day night and Wednesday with light snow Wednesday Some what colder Tuesday night with lowest temperature about 5 to 10 above Iowa Mostly cloudy with light snow southwest half Tuesday night and Wednesday over spreading most of northeast half Wednesday Colder extreme northwest Tuesday night with subnormal temperatures con tinuing generally Low Tuesday night 5 to 10 north 13 to 18 south portion High Wednesday 24 to 28 Iowa 5Day Outlook Tempera ture will average 3 to 5 degrees below seasonal normal with no important trend Wednesday through Sunday precipitation will average about onefourth inch in Iowa and less than one fourth inch in Wisconsin and Minnesota Light snow in Iowa Wednesday snow flurries most of the section about Saturday Minnesota Variable cloudiness with scattered light snow flur ries Wednesday and in north and west portions Tuesday night Continued cold Tuesday night IN MASON CITY Globe Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 29 Minimum 15 At 8 a m Tuesday 18 Precipitation trace Snow trace YEAR AGO Maximum 63 Minimum 30 ;