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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 16, 1947, Mason City, Iowa Jl NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Ahi AHCHl IA THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHtOftS VOL UO MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY IS 1M7 Piper CoiuUts of Two Ont AF PART OP ARMADA OVER NEW of the more than 100 Superforts as they streaked over New York City Friday in a mock attack on the city This view was made from the top of the RCA building TheEmpire State building looms up at the left Russia ExCommunist Enters Movie UnAmerican Probe Kravchenko Receives Threat on His Life After House Hearing Los Angeles a Rus sian excommunist popping up suddenly in midinvestigation the probe by a house subcommittee on unAmerican activities in Hol lywood took on aspects of a movie spy thriller story Friday After such prominent film folk as Actor Adolphe Menjou Novel ist Rupert Hughes and Producer Jack Warner put the communist tag on various filmland persons and organizations the subcom mittees inquiry hit a dramatic peak with the entry of Viktor A Kravchenko former Soviet of ficial who renounced communism in 1944 Hours earlier a threat on Krav chenkos life was reported to po lice by his Beverly Hills host Lee R Brooks businessman who may produce an anticommunist film based on Kravchenkos experi ences Kravchenkos statements to the committee were not disclosed but Chairman J Parnell Thomas R N J said that the Russian who left the Soviet purchasing commis sion in Washington to write the book I Chose Freedom was un der subpoena to appear June 26 in Washington Thomas said he would ask the TJ S attorney general to place Kravchenko under 21hour sur veillance to give him the protec tion of the federal government Hollywood was classified by Menjou as one of the main cen ters of communistic activity in America due to the fact that one of the greatest mediums of prop aganda is located here Thomas reported Hughes declared he told the committee that the film capital is lousy with communists some of them making to weekly and whom you couldnt get to go to Russia in a million years Thomas said Hughes named specific screen writers and gave the serial number of their com munist party cards The commit tee chairman said these names will be made public at the proper time The committee also received names from Warner studio head who said I told em anything I might have known of subversive activities in the film industry Brooks told Beverly Hills police that he had received a phone call from a woman Wednesday night In which he said she threatened to blow up his home to get that unwanted guest Police Chief C H Anderson said extra protection has been assigned to the area of Brooks home lowan Fatally Hurt in CarPedestrian Accident Des Moines T Caudill 53 of Des Moines was injured fa tally about 2 a m Friday in a car pedestrian accident in downtown Des Moines Caudill died at a hospital about half an hour later Police said the accident appar ently occurred as Caudill was crossing the street and that so far as they knew the driver failed to stop Caudill was an employe of the Des Moines Railway company SAME Blick meini traffic death in put 24 hour period June Havor Returns Hollywood June Havor found her studio dressing room jammed with flowers from well wishers when she returned from the Broadway stage Friday to resume her film career Air Armada Attacks East Coast 100 B29S IN MOCK RAID FAVOR BIG CUT OF 11 PER CENT IN NAVY BUDGET House Appropriations Bodys Recommendation May Reduce Strength Washington 11 per cent cut in the navys 1948 budget which may necessitate reducing the planned strength of the navy and marine corps by 40000 of ficers and men was recommended by the house appropriations com mittee Friday The committee chopped 519200 from the in new appropriations requested by President Truman but it said it believes the lesser amount will be adequate without sacrificing any of the efficiency of the fleet or reducing essential naval activ ities It called upon the navy to re duce its personnel both military and civilian and to close some of its shore establishments The committee approved in full the asked for research and the 8170000000 in contract authority to buy new airplanes and equipment plus 590000000 in cash for new planes The total new appropriations amounting to com pared with this year Along with the hill which the house will debate next week the committee made public an 1800 page volume of printed testimony token during consideration of the measure The testimony contained 1 A claim by Fleet Admiral ChesteriiW Nimitz that world peace and security depend on a balance of power in which Ameri can and British seapower are ar rayed on the same side 2 A declaration by Secretary Forrestal that the United States is seeking and planning for peace but intends to safeguard its security 3 Statements by Forrestal and his top aides that while push button warfare may be far away the navy expects to be ready if and when it comes and is working on guided missiles pilotless inter ceptor planes targetseeking tor pedoes and the latest in what the future may require 4 Estimates that a full year might be required to get the entire fleet of active and inactive ships into battle in the event of war While the committee did not expressly order a reduction of 40 000 in navy and marine corps strength members interpreted the action as likely to have that re sult Chairman Taber told re porters some reductions will be necessary The extent to which they will be made he added will depend on economies the navy can effect in its own uniformed organization For instance he said they can cut down on the number of high paid officers and keep more en listed men while if they keep the officers they will have to cut down on the enlisted personnel The committee recommended a cut of 7 per cent from budget es timates of for pay and subsistence of naval personnel and a slightly higher cut in the the marine corps re quested for the same purpose Linda Darnell in Paris Paris Actress Linda Darnell arrived Friday by plane from the United States She ex pects to go to Switzerland in about a week Germans Told to Buckle Down to Work on Own Food Problem Frankfurt Germans were warned Friday by a U S military government spokesman that they must buckle down to work on their food problem or the result would be strife in their own country and alienation of the American desire to help James Newman military governor of Hesse in a warning aimed at the German people generally told German labor leaders that the military government expected no work stoppages in protest against the food shortage A hostile attitude was developing between the city and country Germans Newman said He a military government report which said that if the situation persisted farmhouses may be attacked by the city people this fall In one of a round of confer ences among various American British and German representa tives on the food situation New man told 16 labor leaders and members of the Hesse civil gov ernment Your people are going to be awful hungry for the next 3 to 6 weeks But you are not going to accomplish one thing by fo menting strikes or work stoppages You will only alienate the feel ings of the American people to help relieve your suffering Newman blamed the potato shortage on consumption beyond the ration limit last winter whta hundreds of thousands of Ger mans ate extra pounds of potatoes daily bringing the actual ration up to 1800 or 1900 calories and now the potatoes are gone The people in the major cities of Hesse have been getting less than 1000 calories a day lately he said AP Wirephrtto BLUE WITH A Robert D Blue right helps scrub Fellas streets during the opening of the annual Tulip festival Thursday afternoon Fella tulips were blooming as brightly as ever Fri day as the first full scale tulip time festival since before the war swung into its second day In the opening day Thursday Town Crier G F Sadler roamed the streets making way in the traditional manner for Burge meester t G Fultz who inspected the streets and in the traditional there were soiled stretches of pavement At his call the burgers and their wives klomped up in their the annual scrubbing of the streets Gov Robert D Blue was drawn into the ceremony when a burger clapped a Dutch hat on the gov ernors head and gave him a scrub brush Following the street cleaning the burgers paraded around the squire in their provincial cos tumes Tulip Queen Ruth Vande Geest on the way to her corona tion rode high above the parade wearing a white gown and pearls She was crowned immediately fol lowing the parade A cast ol 680 presented ahis torical pageant showing the found ing and development of the town by Dutch immigrants nearly 100 years ago The spectacle is to be repeated Saturday GOP Chiefs Deny Trumans Charge of No CoOperation Challenge President to Tell Lawmakers What Program He Wants Washington republican chairmen of 2 house committees which deal with economic matters Friday challenged President Tru mans assertion that there hasnt been much cooperation from con gress to prevent boom and bust They said he should tell con gress what he wants But the democratic whip in that chamber backed up the chief ex ecutive declaring the republicans have been paving the way for a depression by killing OPA prac ticing false economy and offering confused leadership Thus comment followed party lines after Mr Truman told his news conference Thursday there is no necessity for a bust pro vided common sense is used and greedy people do not get control He added there hasnt been much cooperation along that line legislatively or publicly He said prices are still too high but he praised the price reduc tions that have been made Chairman Knutson RMinn of the house ways and means com mittee took immediate exception to the statement concerning legis lative cooperation telling re porters Its an old old game for the white house to blame congress The president should furnish con gress with a blueprint Congress has done everything possible to halt an inflation spiral And Chairman Wolcott Mich of the house banking committee put in It is the duty of the president to report from time to time on the state of the union If he has criticism or suggestions on the economic situation he should com municate them to congress On the other side of the party fence Rep McCormack the democratic wbip said that when OPA was killed we were promised by the National Associa tion of Manufacturers and repub licans that everything would be all right in 60 days if we would only let supply and demand operate But OFA now has been dead 7 months and look at your prices Mr Truman recited his prescrip tion for averting a depression aft er a reporter asked for his views on a report written by Chester Bowles former OPA chief cau tioning that a business collapse is imminent The chief executive said he had not yet received a copy of the document and would not com ment on it directly Former Sailor Signals Birth With Blue Flag Bellingham Wash blue pennant fluttered on a flagpole in a residential street Friday and all the neighbors knew a boy had been born to Mrs Monty Eaton wife of a former navy signalman While his wife was in the hos pital Eaton built the pole in his front yard He told neighbors a blue flag would mean a boy and a pink one a girl For three days a red signal for danger unloading ammunition flapped atop the pole Then a white diaper was hoisted followed by the blue flag Sequoia National Park has more than 40 peaks over 13000 feet high including the nations tall est Mount Whitney 14495 feet Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy Friday night and Saturday Continued mild Low Friday night 45 Iowa Mostly cloudy with occa sional rain in extreme south Fri day night and over most of south and east central portions Satur day Slightly warmer northwest Saturday Low Friday night near 50 north 5458 south High Saturday around 70 Minnesota Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday Warmer Saturday and in north and west portions Friday night Iowa 5 Day Weather Outlook The mean temperature will average 2 to 5 degrees above the state normal of 61 degrees Warmer Saturday Minor fluctuations thereafter but becoming cooler by Wednesday Precipitation will average from i inch north to an inch in southern Iowa Brief periods of showers most days with driest weather likely Monday and Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 75 Minimum 42 At 8 a m Friday 56 Precipitation 19 YEAR AGO Maximum 59 Minimum 39 WE Abandons Picket Lines in Phone Rift Washington Uffl Leaders of striking Western Electric company workers Friday authorized with drawalorfhelr piclcetlines from all areas where local issues in the 40dayold telephone strike have been settled The action opened the way for resumption of normal telephone service everywhere except in a few scattered areas principally Ohio and 5 southwestern states Instructions to disband some o the Western Electric picket lines came Thursday night from Ernest Weaver president of the striking association of communication equipment workers which repre sents some 20000 Western Electric employes Two hours later L Wolf ACEW strike director said there had been some confusion over Weavers or der and that it had been rescind ed Early Friday however Wolf issued another announcement ex plaining that picket lines wouk be withdrawn in all areas where local controversies had been set tled This covers the west coast the southeastern states New Jersey New York City and Chicago In these areas eastern electric picfce lines had idled several Ihousam telephone operators and mainte nance workers who refused to cross them Although Western Electric work ers are represented by another union Wolf said it was the ACEW which had maintained roundthe clock picket lines Meanwhile the ACEW and the Western Electric Employes asso ciation planned to continue their wage talks with management rep resentatives in Washington in an effort to reach an agreement GIRL 9 SAVES 2 TOTS IN FIRE Youngsters Trapped in Blaze in Marshalltown Marshalltown Nineyear old Donna Dietrich was creditei by firemen Friday with saving tb lives of her 2 infant nieces when the youngsters were trapped in flash fire in a downtown apart ment here Thursday night There were no adults in th home when Donna went to th kitchen to turn down the oil stov and discovered the room ablaze Rushing to the bedroom beyonc she carried Anna Marie Corwin 3 months old through the flamin room and handed the baby to th latters sister Dixie Lee Corwin 4 who remained in the fron room Returning through the fire I the bedroom Donna rescued Pau lette Ray Corwin H years olc and then helped the 3 of them down a ladder placed by fireme at the front window Boston claims to be the greates wool market in the United State and the worlds shoe and leathe center 2 Killed by Disgruntled Negro Lawyer Washington persons were shot to death and 2 others wounded Friday by a disgruntled tfegro lawyer who opened fire in he municipal court building when refused return of a bar appli cation fee Sgt Walter B Perry of the lomicide squad said the lawyer old him his name was Daniel Wll iams Jr 40 of Jackson Miss Police shot Williams 4 times be ore he was captured He was se not ured The first shot was fired in the municipal building 5 blocks from he capitol Williams was seized 2 ilocks away after a running battle with pursuing police Police identified the dead as Hubert Kstcs 51 a patrolman Ray Dcvendorf 65yearold clerk for the District of Columbia Bar Associations committee admissions and grievances The wounded George W Dalzell 69 of subur ban Chevy Chase Md executive secretary of the grievance commit ee and a noted lecturer on admir alty law Cecil Claig a guard at the mu nicipal building Col Walter C Clephanc who heads the grievance committee said Williams had applied for per mission to practice law here and had put up for the routine In vestigation After investigation Clephane said Williams was refused admit tance Williams wanted his money aack The committee refused Cle phane said it was anger over this refusal that brought Williams back Friday with another demand for his money Dalzell and Bevendbrf were alone in the third floor room of the grievance committee when the shooting began Police pieced together this story of Williams wild but unsuccessful flight He raced for the elevator down the hall a messenger saw him re load his gun while waiting Dalzell staggered into the hall and Wil liams shot at him again while Dalzell cornered against the mar ble wall Then the gunman took an ele vator to the ground floor and walked quickly out of the build ing Walter Bramhall municipal court clerk saw him then Sus picious Bramhall ran after him The Negro was walking rapid ly out of the building with his lefl hand holding his gun in his coal pocket Bramhall told reporters afterwards Bramhall said he called to police and bystanders for help Estes and Claig gave chase fir ing as they ran Two blocks from the building the fugitive turnec and shot back Both pursuers were hit Bisignano Dismisses Suit Against Seeburger Des M o i n e s Alphonse Babe Bisignano Des Moines night club operator Friday dis missed a suit for agains former county attorney Vernon R Seeburger The suit was officially recorded March 6 when Bisignanos attor ney filed an original notice which contended was len Seeburger by Bisignano before the primary election last June 5 GIANT PLANES STAGE BOMBING RUNS ON CITIES Bad Weather Forces Splitup Into for Huge Demonstration Aboard Superfortress most 100 superbombers theoreti cally fired and blasted the eastern seaboards largest cities Friday in the mightiest peacetime maneuv ers ever staged by the army air forces From the strategic air com mands viewpoint the mock raid on the cities was a success Bad weather spoiled the demonstration Overcast skies forced the sliver superfortresses io break up their massing bombing run into boxes Strategic air command head quarters announced that it consid ered New York a shambles after the raid The SAC also reported one inci dent which almost caused disaster That occurred the SAC said when a light plane flew through a for mation of the bombers as they were heading for Danbury Conn after the run over New York But that was the only incident which marred the mock raid The haze was bad as the planes roared next over Philadelphia Baltimore and Washington In Philadelphia one citizen re marked disgustedly Our pigeons could put on a better show than that The planes about 125 strong took off from 6 bases in the west southwest and southeast early Fri day But upwards of 30 did not make the final bombing run over the 4 big cities of the east coast Roaringin at 3500 feet at more than 200 miles an hour the air men found New Yorks shimmer ing skyscrapers to be perfect markers After New York came the other thickly populated cities of Phila delphia and Baltimore and then the final blow at Washington the nations capital As millions gathered in the streets to watch the rehearsal in New York clouds formed at 10 000 feet and a haze gathered over the city but visibility held at 10 miles and the 12plane squadrons were easily visible as they roared over at 3minute intervals Sidewalks in the New York fi nancial district and in midtown were packed from curb to build ing fronts with lunchhour crowds as the first 3 squadrons in V shaped echelon formation roared over the Empire State building at 3000 feet Their arrival was only a few seconds behind schedule The big planes same type that scorched Tokyo with fire bombs and atombombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki made their rendezvous in the heavily overcast skies over Cape May shortly before noon The army said the operation was intended to give Atlantic sea board residents an idea of what their tax bills are paying for It was called operation Pacific be cause it is a peacetime mission General George C Kenney com mander of the army air forces strategic air command who led the fulldress training review of the nations heavy bomber strength said that New York City would be the number one target in the event of an enemy attack Looking down on New York as we came over everybody should be tickled to death that we had the right insignia and we had no bombs General Kenney said jjc AP Wlrepholo ROUTE OF AIR shows the routes of the Superforts from their 7 bases throughout the coun try as they flew toward a mock attack on New York City and other eastern seaboard cities Friday ;