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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 5, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSfAFEt THAT MAKES ALL NO1TH IOWANS HOME EDITION MASON CITY DATS 4 5 6 VOL LV Aasociated Press tnd United Preu Full Lease Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 5 1948 This Paper Consists of Two No 22 GlobeGazette Photos UNHAPPY Wjtte 25 of Sac City got the full significance of the term lowering the boom when this huge crane fell and caved in the roof of the truck he was driving after hitting the underpass on 1st S W Friday morning He narrowly escaped injury in the accident which did an estimated damage to the almost new truck and equipment by sliding out the right side of the seat Workmen are seen dis mantling the crane to free the truck Picture below shows the thin space left between the steering column and the seat of the truck Driver Escapes Injury When Crane Crushes Cab of Truck Robert Witte 25 Sac City mir aculously escaped serious injury here Friday morning when the cab of a huge semitrailer he was driving was smashed by the boom of a crane it was hauling Edmund Kelly a foreman for the Robson and Johnson Construction com pany of Early owners of both units estimated damage at Witte enroute from Ocheydan to Waverly was headed east on highway 18 under the underpass on 1st S W about 10 a m The crane went under okay but its cab struck the overhead snapping a cable The crane crushed the roof of the trucks cab onto the steer ing wheel Slid to Right Witte aided by slick leather up holstering said he believed he in stinctively slid to the right side of the cab He was alone He would likely have been pinned under the steering wheel according to Ma son City police who investigated had he attempted to ease out his own side The doors of the truck were flung open and were not damaged by the impact i The truck a 1948 Ford with only 9000 miles was not dam aged except for the cab and steer ing gear The crane was almost new and had been used on only one job Its cab was badly bat tered Dismantle Crane Both units were headed for work on a gravel project in Bremer county Other company employes driving another truck about an hour behind began dismantling the crane Friday in order to free the truck Kelly said the trucks were trav eling the route given them by the Iowa highway commission The underpass one of 2 in the same block has no height markings vis ible on it A city engineer said that it was once rated good for a 14 feet underpass but that it was probably a good loot less now due to resurfacing projects and weath er pushing the concrete up at var ious times Britain Will Ask Extension of UN Order Paris British spokesman said Friday Britain will ask the U N security council Saturday to extend to all Palestine its order to Jews and Arabs to give up posi tions won during the truce He said Sir Alexander Cadogan the chief British delegate will present the new resolution as a matter of principle In effect it will apply mainly to the Jews who made big gains in the Negev desert of the south and Galilee in the north There was no reported Arab gain v The council adopted a British Chinese resolution Thursday night calling for a withdrawal in the Negev The U S supported the proposal after putting up some amendments The Jews opposed it the Arab states supported The resolution calls for the pos sible imposition of penalties against any party refusing to com ply with the order A committee of 7 nations is to be set up to advise Acting Mediator Ralph Bunche on applying it Crash Near Duncan Is Fatal to 1 No Inquest to Be Held in Death of Klemme Man Garner Coroner Kenneth Boughton of Britt said Friday there would be no inquest in the death of LeRoy Bachman 20 of Klemme who was killed in a col lision of cars at a rural highway intersection near the Miner Schra der farm 3 miles south of Duncan at 5 p m Thursday Also injured in the crash but not in serious condition was Mar tin Bachman 18 of Klemme who suffered a fractured claYJcle and a fractured pelvis Reports from the Park hospital Friday said he was progressing favorably Taken Home Another brother Raymond 22 was treated in a local doctors of fice and taken to his home near Britt The accident occurred when a northbound car driven by George Brcka of near Britt crashed broad side into the Bachman 1937 V8 which was going west Brcka who was riding alone in his car was not seriously injured The Bachman car is a total wreck after being hurtled into a nearby field The Brcka car was also badly damaged Removed From Car LeRoy Bachman was removed from the wreckage of the car and taken to a doctors office at Britt where he died shortly after arri val Hancock County Sheriff L M Brower investigated the accident with Coroner Boughton The Bachman brothers are sons of Mrs Tillie Bachman of Klemme President Truman Asks Cooperation Teachers Go to Individual Conferences AP WIrephoto TRUMAN STARTS DRIVE TO WHITE Truman begins the drive from Union station in Washington D C to the white house during a welcome home celebration Friday Left to right rear seat Mr Truman Senator J Howard McGrath democratic national chairman and Senator Alben W Barkley vice presidentelect Front seat Mrs Truman Margaret Truman barely showing and Mrs McGrath Moines The 8000 Tornadoes Kill at Least 8 Persons New Orleans Tornadoes killed at least 8 persons and in jured at least 36 others in the north and central portions of Louisiana and Mississippi early Friday Sheriff Sam Parker of Yazoo City Miss said a white child and 5 negroes were killed when a tornado struck near Benton Miss 10 miles east of Yazoo City in the central portion of the state The sheriff said that the white child was named White but that he did not have the first name nor the names of the Negroes killed He said he had reports of 8 injured several seriously The officer described the twister as the worst I ever saw He gaid it was narrow but intense and rose and descended for 15 miles demolishing at least 10 houses Other tornadoes struck across Catahoula Parish about 33 miles Iowa school teachers attending the Iowa State Education asso ciation convention here divide up periodically to attend meetings of individual sections In these sections they hear talks or discuss specialized interests and each section elects its own officers Election results reported Fri day by the association include Association of Childhood Edu cation Esfher Hult Cedar Falls president Kathryn Blake Fort Dodge first vice president Etta Cosrer Davenport 3rd vice presi dent Vocational Association Charles F McCoy Davenport president Institutional Teacher Placement Association Frances M Camp Iowa City president Guidance Association T C Ruggles Centerville president Milton Delyell Sioux City first vice president Helen Fullerton Mason City 2nd vice president and Carol Berthrauer Marshall town 3rd vice president 3 Escape at Anamosa Saw Through Guard Rails of Window Anamosa prisoners escaped from the tubercular ware of the hospital at the mens re formatory here some time Thurs day night by sawing through the guard rails on a window Warden Foss Davis said the es cape was made some time prior to a m Friday when it was discovered The escape was reported to the state board of control in Des Moines P F Hopkins board chairman identified the escapees as John Bandy 46 Centerville Ne gro who was serving a 40 year sentence for larceny Orville Gltchell 23 Omaha serving a 10 year sentence for cat theft and Charles Richardson 24 Du buque serving 10 years for break ing and entering Hopkins said Bandy is a habi tual criminal and that he was serving on his 4th conviction to the Fort Madison state peniten tiary Since he was a tubercular patient Bandy was transferred from Fort Madison to the hospital at Anamosa in August 1945 Hop kins said Former lowan Must Hang for Murders Olympia Wash Bird former Iowa convict and confessed slayer in nearly a dozen midwest murders must hang for the mur der of a Tacoma woman the state supreme couijt has decided In a 72 decision the state court ruled Thursday that the 45 yearold Negro transient must hang He was convicted of killing Mrs Bertha Kludt with an axe and knife In nis appeal to the high court Bird had contended that his con fession to the slaying was obtained under duress The majority of the court in its opinion said that the testimony of 4 witnesses who heard the con fessions supports the position of the state that the confession was voluntary State Calls Hearing for Bridge Location Des Moines hearing will be held by the Iowa state com merce commission at Emmetsburg Dec 7 concerning a Rock Island railroad bridge clearance over Five Island lake at Emmetsburg The case relates to the revision of a bridge or the rerouting of the Rock Island line to avoid crossing the lake The case was brought by Arthur Smith and other Emmetsburg residents for the purpose of af fording accommodations to boats using the lake The commission also will hold a hearing at the same time relating to the protection by signals of the Robbins avenue crossing of the Rock Island tracks in Graettinger Fires Force People to Flee Homes Los Angeles one destroying scores of homes and forcing hundreds to dered over 16000 brush acres of droughtdry southern California Friday Some 2000 more residents of Topanga canyon were prepared to evacuate if wiaHs again whipped up the mountain area blaze near the Pacific ocean The other inland in the Santa Ana district still raged out of con trol on 2 10mile fronts forcing the closing of state highway 18 No deaths were reported al though some 20 cases of minor in juries and burns were treated at the Topanga canyon fire The Topanga blaze was brought to a temporary standstill Thursday night by backfiring Approximately 800 men were on the lines in the canyon with near ly 6000 acres already blackened North of Santa Ana about 1000 men appeared to be making slight headway against the fire lashing out over a 10000acre area 3 Planes With 30 or More Persons Aboard Are Missing By The ASSOCIATED PRESS Three of them an a total of 30 or more persons aboard were missing Friday in the north Pacific area The planes were A Pacific Alaska air express nonscheduled airliner which van ished Thursday on a flight from Anchorage to Seattle Figures on the number aboard ranged from 11 to 15 LongRange Bomber A navy longrange neptune bomber with a crew of 7 or 9 reported missing off the Washing tonBritish Columbia coast Thurs day during armynavyair force war maneuvers A navy PBY with 12 aboard which disappeared in the Aleutians area night All available aircraft in the 3 areas were pressed into a search for the planes Says World Fears Russia Dulles Defends U S Rearmament Says Farmers Have Saved Billion Omaha Farmers today have in savings Don Ross of the Meredith Pub lishing company told the 3rd an nual conference of the Nebraska Iowa electrical council Thursday Ross said that because electricity is available 2 out of 3 farmers now prefer not to move to town when they retire Many are build ing a 2nd home for retirement on their farms he said They have the savings to buy the things which make life easier Ross said The To Seattle nonscheduled Pacific Alaska DC3 disappeared during a flight from Anchorage Alaska to Seattle At the time it was making one leg of the hop from Yakutat to Annette Island It was last heard from over Cape Spencer Thursday morning Passenger lists of all 3 planes were withheld by the military and the airline firm Officials o the latter could not be reached after confirming reports the plane was missing RATS the middle of county La northwest of Natchez Miss and at Ripley Miss close to the Ten nessee line At least one person was killed at each place South Dakota Gets Seasons 1st Snow Deadwood S Dak first snow of the inches of this section of the Black Hills Thursday night and Friday A northwest wind piled Mason Citys fall cleanup cam paign to rid the city of rats before freezing weather sets in got under way Friday The TriState Ex terminating company which is under contract with the city to rid the city of rats requested that anyone seeing traces of the ani mals should report it to the city hall phone 3900 The campaign started last spring and there is no charge for the service to anyone within the city limits on either residential or commercial prop erty Harness Electricity From Hair of Girl PHtsf icld UR Static electricity that crackles in a girls hair when she combs it has been harnessed to a flashbulb General Electric engineers said Friday Now she can take a picture of herself with the 8000 volts she generates on every stroke The electricity generated also is suf Americans Put Guards on Rail Equipment in US Berlin Zone Berlin authori ties said Friday they had placed military guards around 2 stores o equipment in the U S sector of the city to keep the Rus sians from hauling them away The Russians were understood to want the equipment to bolster up the creaking transport system of eastern Germany IURV rearming The United States because the world is iears Russia and communism threatens the integrity of nations John Foster Dulles told the United Nations Friday He added our strength is not for us alone Speaking in the political com mittee near close of debate on Greece Dulles accused Soviet Delegate Andrei Vishinsky of vi cious falsehood concerning the motives behind American foreign policy Raps Vishinsky He said Vishinsky tried to di vert the United Nations from the real issue in Greece by charging us with developing Greece as a base for aggression for pursu ance of what Vishinsky calls the United States goal of mastery by aggression We deny that as vicious false hood Dulles said He declared the United States stopped disarming because the world fears Russia He warned that the U S intends to remain strong as long as communism threatens the integrity of nations Dulles said the United States has no apologies to make for its foreign policy Defends Action Our deeds are not the deeds of a nation bent on world mastery he said It is quite true the United States today has checked its program of disarmament But he defeat of Germany and Japan didnt kill fear in people It is a new fear which cannot allayed by international Makes Talk From White House Porch Crowd of More Than 500000 Estimated in Capital Welcome Washington resident Truman speaking from the front porch of the white house asked Friday for cooperating of all the people in dealing with the nations problems For himself he pledged to do the job to the best of my ability Mr Truman spoke to thousands massed about the executive man sion They and others like them had just given him a tumultuous welcome back to Washington and cheered him wildly on a triumphal ride up Pennsylvania avenue from Union station The happy president waved and beamed Solemn Statement But in his white house speech he said solemnly that the im mensity of the job ahead makes a man wonder whether he is worthy of the great responsibility He told his wellwishers he could not say how much he ap preciated the warm and cordial welcome he received from the people of Washington It is overwhelming He had been in Mexico Brazil Canada and all the state capitals Mr Truman added but he had never seen a better turn out than that which welcomed him home fromhis campaign Thank you from the bottom of my heart 500000 People Floyd A Truscott assistant police said art least 500000 persons prob ably more turned out along the line of march Policemen on the white house grounds thought 50000 people stood within the presidents view Lafayette park across Pennsyl vania avenue from the white house was solidly packed with humanity The president told the crowd he would look forward to the co operation of the greatest vice president a man ever had Introduces Barkley Then he introduced Vice dentelcct Barkley as the presi dent of the senate Barkley after telling the presi dent it had been a great pleasure to be associated with him in the campaign declared that the elec tion had proved one thing It is that the American people do their own thinking and their own voting on the day of election Amid more laughter and Barkley concluded I shall do everything to make this administration a success and to advance the cause of peace throughout the world OP 4 and 5 foot drills Many roads ficient to fire the spark plugs in were blocked an automobile engine they added AP Wirephoto THREE SISTERS GET TOGETHER TO HAVE Greene Iowa sisters were in Cedar Valley hospital at Charles City at the same time and all 3 had new babies They even were able to have the same room together From left to right are Mrs Charles Ray Mrs Paul Cheney and Mrs Duane Smith Mrs Ray had a 7pound 10 ounce girl Mrs Cheney a 7pound 9ounce boy and Mrs Smith a 7pound 12ounce girl Mrs Ray and Mrs Cheney have other children but this was the first trip to the maternity ward for Mrs Smith Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy Friday night and Saturday with occasional rain and colder Friday night High Saturday near 50 Low Friday night 34 to 38 Iowa Gradually clearing and cooler Friday night Saturday partly cloudy and cooler Low Friday night 3338 Iowa 5day weather Temperatures will average near normal Normal low 33 normal high 55 Continued cool through Monday Becoming somewhat warmer by Tuesday Little or no rainfall expected amounts averaging less than twotenths of an inch Minnesota Cloudy and windy with rain Friday night and in northeast and extreme east por tions Saturday Somewhat cold er south and west Friday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 54 Minimum 50 At 8 a m Friday 50 Precipitation 80 YEAR AGO Maximum S3 Minimum 40 be or ganization alone It is partly be cause the security council is crippled It is partly because of a threat deviously contrived He said some nations even fear to express their fear Dulles repeated western attacks on Greek communists and there can be no doubt said that Albania Bulgaria and Yugoslavia were helping them DIES OF INJURIES Davenport Greeson 48 a plumber injured in an automo bilepedestrian collision Oct 9 died Friday in Mercy hospital He is a former resident of Waynes boro Tenn STRUCK BY CAR Des Moines The citys 25th traffic fatality occurred Thursday night during a light rain and fog Beverly Ann Bates 13 of Des Moines killed when struck by a car in East Des Moines Youths Held on Grand Larceny Charged With Thefts From Oak Park Homes Charles City Adlemund 21 and a 17 year old youth both of this vicinity were being held in the Floyd county jail Friday charged with stealing 11 batteries from one house and a radio and electric blanket at another in nearby Oak Park The batteries were taken from Charles Wilson who had them stored in his residence according to Chief of Police Henry DeBoest Grand larceny was charged in this case A 2nd charge was added in con nection with a breakin at the home of Eva Schoenfield where a radio and electric blanket were taken In addition to these thefts 3 breakins were reported at Rudd by Sheriff B F Atherton Orvie Blunt was robbed of at his cafe was taken at the Farmers Elevator office and a few pennies were missing at the office of the Rudd Lumber company SAME CBbMh OBC tntffto la M Sheffield Man Dies of Polio Iowa City Kamrod 26 Sheffield died Thursday night at University hospital the 13th polio victim of the year at the hos pital Kamrod had entered the hos pital Oct 24 There have been 186 polio caaei treated at UM hospital tiui year ;