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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 23, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL MOUTH IOWANS NEIGHIORS VOL UO AMOdatM Pnn ind United Pros full Wiia Ccnti COP MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY M This Paper Consists oi Two On BIG CUT LOOMS FOR FARM BUDGET PUT BLAME FOR GREECE STRIFE ON YUGOSLAVIA Balkans Investigating Commission Says Nation Supporting Guerrillas Geneva Balkans in vestigating commission Frida held Yugoslavia primarily t blame for support of guerilla war fare in Greece The commission sent a forma report to the United Nations se curity council recommendingtha the V N condemn a threat t peace the support of armed band violating Balkan frontiers The section of the report critica of Yugoslavia said that Albania and Bulgaria were blameworthy to a lesser degree in supportin the guerrillas and that condition in Greece were a contributini factor The vote on this section was 8 to 2 with Russia and Po land lined up against the Unitec States Britain China Belgium Australia Colombia Brazil anc Syria France abstained The commissions general con support of frontier violating bands should be consid ered a menace to world peace anc subject to U N reached on a 9 to 2 division with Russia and Poland opposed Along with the 251 page fina report terminating their 4 month investigation of Greek frontier in cidents the commission members also ordered transmitted to the Se curity Council more than 10000 pages of records and documents relating to the investigation The report to the council said In the light of the situation investigated by it in the area of its investigation the commission be lieve future cases of support of armed bands formed on the terri tory of i state crossing inlo the territory of another state or of the refusal by a government in spite ofthe demands oj the state con cerned to take all possible meas ures onits own territory to de prive such bands of any aid or protection should be considered by the Security Council as a threat to peace within the mean ing of the charger of the Unitec Nations The majority proposals were these 1 That the governments ol Greece Albania Bulgaria and Yugoslavia do their utmost to es tablish normal good neighborly relations to abstain from all ac tion likely to increase or main tain tension and unrest in the bor der areas to rigorously refrain from any support of elements in the neighboring countries aiming at the overthrow of lawful gov ernments or should this resource fail to appeal to the appropriate organ at the United Nations 2 That the countries concerned should form frontier conventions along the lines of the GreekBul garian convention of 1931 3 That the security council should establish a commission or commissioner in the frontier area for a period of at least 2 years to report to the council every 3 months the functions of the com mission to investigate further frontier violations and to try to settle controversies on frontier vi olation and on the application of frontier conventions Dying Youth Gets Scout Eagle Badge Saginaw Mich dying 15 year old boy his fevered eyes aglow Friday received the eagle badge in a bedside ceremony that climaxed his long heartbreaking struggle to reach the peak as a Boy Scout In his hushed room at Saginaw General hospital Ronald Phillips blond and husky smiled wanly as Wfflard J Nash of Valley Trails Boy Scout council pinned the coveted badge on his pajama jacket His pride shown in his eyes but he said nothing He lost his speech a short time ago Ronalds parents said doctors told them he has 3 days to a week to live He is an only child Jail Inmates Take Stroll When Sheriff Leaves Door Unlocked Hot Springs S Dak Fall River county jail inmates walked out of the jail Thursday night through a door which had been left unlocked by the sheriff One was still at large Friday The other was recaptured shortly after the escape Sheriff C L Johnson said he left the door unlocked when he and a physician entered the jail Thursday night The 2 men walked away when their backs were turned Graft 700 Square Inches of Skin on Blistered Body of Vet Madigan Army Hospital Wash young Pacific war veteran clung desperately to his one chance in a hundred for life Fri day after skilled army surgeons grafted more than 700 square inches of skin on his charred and blistered body Maj James Allen gave 25year old Eldon Clark the lto100 chance for survival after complet ing one of the largest grafting operations ever undertaken here The skin was stripped in tissue thin layers from 11 volunteer donors and plastered on the sever ly burnedpatient after Clark suf fered burns over more than 50 per cent of his body in a service sta tion gasoline fire at Little Rock Wash May 15 Army surgeons said that if Clark died it would be from complications or shock rather than from the burns He was being kept in an oxygen tent and being given intermittent shots of blood plasma to give him every chance they said Maj Allen who directed the delicate operation and performed the major part of the surgery on Clarks body chose the skin don ors from among more than 300 volunteers including Clarks fa ther 4 brothers and 6 male friends The operation was completed only fay the combined efforts of 9 army doctors Allen and 2 other surgeons working at top speed grafted the patches of skin on Clarks body while 6 other staff doctors peeled the filmy 4 by 8 inch squares of living tissue from the backs of each donor Allen said the borrowed skin can only be used as a temporarj natural dressing and will deterori ate in 6 weeks If Clark lives I weeks Allen said he will bi strong enough to undergo trans planting of permanent grafts from other portions of his body Permanent grafts the surgeon said can only come from the pa tients body or from an fdentica twin Aged Woman Saved After Night in Well Charles Bert Danley aged Charles City woman wa recovering Friday after spending all night in a well into which sh had fallen while trying to rescu a cat She was rescued by the fire department at a m Mrs Danley who lives at 505 18th ave nue is past 70 years old Weak and stiff from her con finement Mrs Danley was taken lo the Cedar Valley hospital afte her all night exposure where she was reported recovering Friday She had placed a ladder in th well sometime after 4 p m Thurs day and had either fallen into the well or could not get back up again after descending the ladder The well opening was less than 2 feet in width A brotherinlaw Fred Rivers went to the Danley home Fridaj norning and discovered Mrs Dan ey in the well He called the city lall informed Mayor Harold S Henry of the womans predica ment and he called Warren Mon roe at the fire station Fireman Gus Mertori removec he ladder from the well shin nied down the well pipe and tiet a rope around Mrs Danley who was sitting at the bottom There was no water in the well FAIL TO FIND BODY OF GIRL Tear Up Shoulders and Ditches Alongside Road Ft Atkinson Wis moving equipment ploughed the houlders of U S highway 12 Fri lay but aulhoritiies said they ound no trace of 8 year old Geor ia Jean Wecklers body Sheriff George Perry and Dis rict Attorney Francis Wcckler or dered the shoulders and ditches of he roadway scraped after a truck driver reported that he had seen i man digging alongside the road he night Georgia Jean disap icared The girl has been missing since Way 1 and is believed to have ieen kidnaped by a sex maniac Authorities said Friday they lad no new leads in the case Spencer Tracy Sued Los Angeles Spen er Tracy and his wife Louise Friday were named defendants in damage suit filed by tty Philip B Kehr for injuries llegedly received when he was truck Oct 10 by an automobile riven by Mrs Tracy Weather Report FORECAST lason City Fair and cool Friday night Saturday partly cloudy and continued cool Low Friday night 38 and high Saturday 70 owa Fair and cool Friday night Low Friday night 38 north to 43 south High Saturday 70 to 72 owa 5Day Weather Outlook The mean temperature will average 3 to 5 degrees below normal ex cept near normal in southwest portion Iowa normal is 64 Cool through Monday but returning to near normal in southwest portion Iowa normal is 64 Cool through Monday but returning to near normal in southwest portion Tuesday and remainder of state Wednesday Precipita tion will average less than one tenth of an inch except one fourth inch in southeast portion Most significant showers occur ring early in the week linnesota Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday Somewhat warmer north portion Friday night and south and central por tions Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather slatis cs for 24 hour period ending at oclock Friday morning Maximum 62 Minimum 41 At 8 a m Friday 52 Precipitation 01 EAR AGO Maximum 71 Minimum 60 WRECK BUT NO group of youngsters look hopefully at a boxcar loaded with cookies which crashed through the 2nd floor wall of the National Bis cuit company warehouse Chicago Thursday night after it was nudged too far by a locomotive The wall was re cently bricked in following a similar mishap The young sters hope the 3rd accident will be the lucky them Fear Lynching as Armed Men Snatch Negro From Jailhouse Prisoner Was Held on Attempted Rape Charge m North Carolina Town Jackson N Car A C Stephenson of Northampton county said Friday Godwin Buddy Bush 24 year old Ne po was taken from the county iail here at 2 a m Friday morn ng by a group of masked armed men The Negro was being held in the iail on a charge of attempted rape The sheriff said I am fraid that a lynching has taken place The Negro had been arrested after a young married white voman at Rich Square 12 miles rom here reported an attempt had been made to rape her as she vas walking home Thursday ight No clue to his whereabouts has een discovered The sheriff said Bush was taken away by the band vhich was made up of white men Jackson county seat of North hampton county in the northeast ern part of North Carolina is ap Toximately 400 miles from Ireenville S Car where a jury Wednesday night acquitted 28 men iccused of lynching a Negro Jailer E W Edwards gave the heriff the following account of he seizure I locked up my prisoners about oclock and went to bed I icard a knock on my door and I nswered it A half dozen masked men all armed with guns met me They went through the jail nd took this Nigger They told me that that was their price In Raleigh Governor R Gregg herry ordered state bureau of nvestigation agents and highway latrolmen to the area I will not condone lynchings r play of this kind as long as I m governor he declared I ave instructed all of the states gencies to investigate this imme iately if there is any evidence f foul play The NewsHerald at nearby tfurfreesboro quoted the jail as aying that the masked men asked or the Negro and said Deliver im or else Yellowstone National Park coii ains more and greater geysers han all the rest of the world ombined 3 BURN TO DEATH IN HOUSE BLAZE Believe Fire Started From Smoking in Bed Keokuk persons burned to death in a fire which destroyed a 3 room house on the river front early Friday Fire Chief John Brecheny iden tified the victims as George Lacy 60 his wife Rose 50 and John Smith about 50 The fire chief said the blaze ap parently began from 1 of the 3 smoking in bed Firemen were hampered in fighting the blaze by lack of water There were no hy drants near the scene of the blaze which occurred on the Mississippi river front near the industrial dis trict of Keokuk Workmen in an industrial plant several blocks away summoned firemen when they looked from a window and noted the fire about a m The house however was a mass of flames before firemen could reach the scene The small house was located on the rivers edge among a group of cabins and house boats Romney Gets 13 Years in Federal Jail Washington Rom ney former house sergeantat arrns was sentenced Friday to serve from 1 to 3 years in federa prison on a charge of concealing a shortage in his office accounts Defense Attorney William H Collins announced he will take the case to the United States cour of appeals Judge Holtzoff permit ted Romney to remain free on 52509 bond pending this appeal Maximum penalty on the charges of which Romney was convicted a week ago could have ranged up to 30 years in prison and a fine The sentence was imposed in federal district court by Justice Alexander Holtzoff who said he was dealing leniently because the shortage occurred a great many years ago and 2 other people who apparently had some part in r are beyond the law Holtzoff referred to former Rep resentative John H Smithwick DFla 72 who now resides in Georgia He said the evidence indicated some checks that Romney hac cashed for Smithwick had never been paid and they apparently represented a good portion of the shortage But Holtzoff said the statute of limitations prevented Smith frombeing accused Holtzoff said Romney appar ently was the tool of Smithwick in so far as a part of the shortage is concerned Holtzoff also mentioned that the statute of limitations prevents the filing of any charges against Frank J Mahoney former employe of the house of representatives who now is in Honolulu Andrew May Denies Putting Pressure on General for Contracts Washington man Andrew J May denied at his fraud trial Friday that he put pressure on Lt General Levin H Campbell retired army ord nance chief to get war contracts for the Garsson munitions com bine I never did anything in the way of putting pressure on any army officers May told the jury adding I never attempted had too much respect for them men in high positions like that The wartime chairman of the louse military committee is on trial with munitions makers Hen ry and Murry Garsson on bribe conspiracy charges May is ac cused of taking to get war department favors for the Gars ions Campbell now vice president of he International Harvester com pany in Chicago had testified as a government witness that he re ceived so many blitz telephone calls from May about Garsson contracts he reached a conclusion Vtay was attempting to pressure him British Vote Conscription London UR Britains first jeacetiine conscription bill goes to the house of lords Friday It assed 3rd reading in commons Thursday night after a move to reject it was defeated 232 to 44 Seagulls Come to Rescue of Farmers Battling Crickets Pcndleton Ore 100 year old story was repeated Friday when hundreds of seagulls came to the rescue of embattled farmers and their families furiously working to halt a plague of crickets A mass flight of the white birds soared inland 300 miles along the Columbia river Thursday after a few scouts spied the insects nibbling their way across 4 ties The birds pounced on the pests in the same way that gulls de voured a horde of crickets at the pioneer Mormom settlement at the Great Salt Lake Utah in May 1848 An appeal was made to Gov Ear Snell for state assistance in halting the tide of crickets which now have spread ovre a 500 square mile area in Morrow Gil iam Umatilla and Sherman coun ties The seagulls swooped to the ground to feast on the crickets in an area 35 miles west of Pendleton In the town of Hermislon mothers and children stood guard at their homes to fight off the insecls Women took brooms mops and any instruments at hand to sweep the crickets off the side walks and lawns County farm agents continued to spread poison bait with army weapon carriers JlobeGazcttc Fbotc FLIES FIRST TIME AT T Rawson who is con valescing in a local nursing home took his first plane ride on his 91st birthday Thursday and said Its just like riding in a car1 Rawson was born at Big Patch Wis and at the age of 17 drove a team of mules to Chapin where he worked for per month Later he farmed 6 miles west of Sheffield and in 1921 moved to Sheffield Elmer Cyre of Mason City is the pilot and they took about a 40 minute ride over Mason City and Rawsons home in Sheffield Problem of Picking Greek Aid Chief May Delay Plan State Department Is Getting Loan to Start Program by JOHN M HIGHTOWER AP Staff Writer Washington Tru mans difficulty in finding a top notch man to run the new Ameri can aid program in Greece threat ens some delay in getting the oper ation underway The state department already is reported to be acquiring a 000000 RFC loan to finance the start of the undertak ing to buttress Greece and Turkey against any extension of Soviet power over those countries But officials made it clear that despite the availability of money and the authority granted by con gress in the bill which Mr Truman signed Thursday nothing very substantial can be accomplished until an administrator is appointed and takes over his duties Diplomatic officials were hope tul this might be done Friday but they were uncertain whether it could be At least 5 men have been considered but for a variety of reasons each has proved unavail able Inside speculation at the moment centers around Paul Hoff man president of the Studebaker corporation No hitch is anticipated in carry ng out the Turkish part of the program That involves mainly supplying military equip ment of the Turkish army under the general supervision of Ambas sador Edwin C Wilson at Ankara But the program for Greece is much broader embracing not only military assistance but economic rehabilitation as well In addition to under the aid pro gram the Greeks are to receive in direct relief funds under a separate bill awaiting the residents signature In Greece the American mission the aid program is to be ndependent of the American em assy and Ambassador Lincoln VIcVeagh The chief of mission with a staff of several hundred persons will have the task of reg ulating the flow of money to the Greeks and making certain that he Uinted States gets the results t wants In essence the declared objec ive is to reconstruct the Greek c o n o m y and strengthen the Greek nation so that the country will not fall prey to communism The worlds year round hot ilace is the island of Massawa in he Red Sea The mean annual emperature is about 86 degrees Fahrenheit APPROVE KGLO PLANS FOR FM Washington Radio Inc Mason City Iowa and the Cowles Broadcasting company Des Moines have been authorized by the Federal Communications Commission to operate new FM broadcasting stations The authorizations are subject to final approval of engineering details This authorization according to Leo W Born technical director for the Lee Stations gives ap proval of the Federal Communica tions commission to modifications which KGLO asked for in connec tion with its original FM grant announcement of which was made Feb 7 Approval of the Civil Aeronau tics administration on matters concerning the site and height of the KGLOFM tower must be given according to Born before construction can begin 2 lowans Are Killed in Automobile Accident Iowa City young Van Home Iowa men were killed and 2 companions injured in an early morning accident about 8 miles south of Iowa City Friday The dead are Dean Hoke 22 and Lloyd FurJer 23 Furlers parents live at Marcngo Injured in the accident and pa tients at the University hospital in Iowa City are Richard War ner 20 and Donald Bistlinc 20 Extent of their injuries has not been determined According lo Sheriff Pat Mur phy Bistline went to sleep at the wheel of their Buick car and the car jumped a ditch on highway 218 and rolled back in The ac cident happened about a rn SAME Black U traffic death in past hour prriod SLASH OF RECOMMENDED BY HOUSE BODY Appropriations Group Chops From Trumans Estimate Washington ho us 9 appropriations committee swung its economy axe at the agriculture department Friday recommending a 32 per cent budget cut In sending to the house floor an bill to finance the department for the year slutting July 1 the committee chopped 5383427742 from President tru mans budget estimates The amount approved is 542475 less than the department had to spend this year It includes in loan authoriza tions and in perma nent appropriations The cuts if upheld by the house after debate next week will boost slightly more than 52000000000 the total reductions made by the house in its drive to lop 000000 from the presidents 000000000 budget lor 1948 This is exclusive of a surprise bookkeeping cut written inlo a deficiency appro priation bill by the senate appro priations committee and passed by both houses without a word of de bate earlier this week The house committee acted on the agriculture bill after Secretary Anderson insisted that any reduc tions would impair essential farm services The estimates submitted Anderson claimed were rockbot tom minimums But the committee rejected this contention and said in its report that the bills objective is to make selective reductions based upon present and future needs of agri culture To back up its contention that less federal money is needed the report quoted statistics submitted by Anderson showing that be tween 1940 and 1946 the value of farmers livestock equipment and crop inventories jumped 63 per cent and the value of farm lands soared 68 per cent Farm savinffs rose from 000000 to during those years while farmers debts dropped from to 58300000000 the report said Here then is unparalleled testimony to the splendid condi tions of American agriculture it declared The committees major cuts were directed at the farmers home administration an offshoot of the old farm security admin istration the soil conservation service the crop insurance pro gram and the school lunch pro gram Of the otal recommended re duction was ac counted for by transfer from the agriculture department to the treasurys general fund of sec tion 32 money heretofore allotted for various farm programs in cluding the school lunch project and conservation payments These funds come from customs duties 30 per cent of which had been earmarked for the agricul ture department The presidents budget had contemplated the use oC of this money for benefit payments to farmers The committee said however hat its action in withholding the section 32 money should not be taken lo mean that similar ac lion should be taken in future years This fund is intended to pro ide relief in emergent periods when a surplus problem exists the committee said That prob lem however does not exist at the present time x x x The committee also A cut out all funds for farm tenant loans B trimmed from to the funds for soil conservation payments and C entirely eliminated from the bill anguago that would have au thorized a 5200000000 soil con servation program for the 1948 crop year It ordered a 26 per cent cut above 130 employes in public relations and publicity activities of the department and chopped the allotment for the school lunch program from to 545 000000 On the other hand the commit ee approved full budget estimates of for crop and live stock reports 5170000 for investi ations to develop domestic sources of rubber from Guayule and other plants for re search inlo improving methods or extracting rubber from such plants for payments to states for operation of experiment stations A mighty great hare was the god of the Algonquin Indian ribes according the the Eicyclo pedia Britannica The Indians be ieved they went to this god after death ;