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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 10, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI MEWSPArCB THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS tORS VOL LV Associated Presa and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 10 1948 ThU Paper Consists of Two One No 27 2 f j AP Wirephoto dug in undertake attack maneuvers af INVASION ON A ROCKY BEACH o ter Mondays invasion landing demonstration on the rocky beach of land to capture its heavily defended air base A helicopter hovers just off shore and units of the 2nd fleet are out at sea Men wear Arctic equipment Carole Landis Husband Asks Half Estate Los Angeles husband of Actress Carole Landis who committed suicide July 5 asked half her estate Wednesday In a suit filed Tuesday New York Stage Producer Horace Schmidlapp said he should be de clared her surviving pspouse be cause although they were separ ated at the time of her death no divorce suit had been filed He was not mentioned in her last will dated June22 1944 be cause they were not married at that time Schmidlapp said Attorneys estimated that taxes and other claims have reduced the estate to about Defendants in the suit are Bo C Roos and the actress mother Mrs Clara JRidste Jap Warlords Face Tribunal Pearl Harbor Attack Called Unprovoked Tokyo web of proved war criminality tightened around at least some of 25 Japanese war lords Wednesday when an 11na tion tribunal convicted Japan of conspiracy to wage war and labeled Pearl Harbor an unpro voked act of aggression The international court struck the most telling blow of the 5 days of reading the 1200page verdict in the trial of Hideki Tojo and his colleagues when it ruled that the prosecution had proved its charge of conspiracy The decisions in the cases of the individual defendants were ex pected late this week or early next Sir William Webb the chief justice had read more than 800 pages of the document which end ed with the fate of the wartime leaders of Japan Observers who had listened to the 5 days of reading were wager ing that Toio would be sentenced to death on the gallows along with some other ardent militarists among the defendants They fig ured the Japanese diplomats would get off lighter Criminal in the highest degree was the finding of the court on counts of the indictment charging conspiracy to wage aggressive wars Advise Truman About China Security Council May Propose Greater Aid Washington depart ment officials disclosed Wednes day that the national security council recently made recommen dations to President Truman on U S policy in the present grave and rapidly deteriorating situa tion in China These officials who declined to be identified refused to say what the recommendations were But it was indicated that the iteps proposed to the president in cluded larger American military and economic aid to the hard pressed Chinese nationalist gov ernment These officials said the national gecurity council recently reviewed American policy toward China drafted specific recommenda tions for the president The council is composed of the president the chairman of the national security resources board the secretaries of state de fense army navy and air force It advises the president or poli relating to the security ol the United States Puzzled by Rumor of Truman Moscow Trip to See Stalin Key West Fla out of Moscow that President Truman is considering a trip there to talk with Premier Stalin puzzled white house aides Wednesday Eben Ayers assistant presiden tial press secretary had no com ment on the Russian dispatches He did call attention to Mr Tru mans repeated news conference assertions that he would be glad to talk to the soviet leader any time the latter wishes to visit this country Will Not Leave The president has said repeat edly he will not leave this coun try again for such a meeting There has been no information from Mr Trumans vacation re treat on the submarine base here whether any further consideration will be given to the sending of an emissary to Moscow Secretary of State Marshall talked him out of one plan to send Chief Justice Vinson to Rus sia during the closing days of the presidential campaign Leaves Door Open Discussing it later the presi dent left the door open for possi ble future consideration of a sim ilar mission if he felt it had any hope for paving the way to a bet ter understanding between the 2 countries The president himself has a schedule ahead which will keep him well occupied when he winds up his vacation here Makes Report on Road Study Marshalltown Proposals offered the state road study com mittee for a new longrange high way construction and improve ment program would cost about a billion dollars if fully carried out G W Hunt of Guttenberg a mem ber of the committee said Wed nesday He said in an address before a statewide meeting of Iowa Cham bers of Commerce there are sev eral possible means of financing such a program Hunt said the committee has studied these possible financing methods An increase of one cent a gallon in the present 4 cents a gallon state gasoline tax Allocation of all present sales taxes on automobiles motor sup plies and accessories to a new state road fund Allocation of the use tax on mo tor vehicles to the road funds A possible state road bond issue BULLETIN Washington agri culture department Wednesday boosted previous estimates of the 1948 corn crop to a new record high of 3649510000 bushels The figure was 81555000 bu shels higher than the October forecast of 3567955000 bushels Superforts to Undergo Arctic Tests Tucson Ariz flight of 5 B50 superforts headedWednes day toward Alaska where the crew will undergo arctic tests The planes took off from Davis Monthan air force base with Col Dalene E Bailey commanding officer of the 43rd bombardment group leading the 2600mile flight to Eielson air force base near Fairbanks Alaska During the tests each of the crews will participate in survival procedures and navigation and bombing problems Each crew will spend a week afoot on arctic ice packs base officials here said They are expected to encounter temperatures of from 30 to 40 de grees below zero The group will remain 45 days Strike Ties Up Port of New York New York larger part of the huge port of New York was tied up Wednesday by a wild cat walkout of AFL Longshore men who disliked an agreement vorked out by their union of ficers Harry Burning collector of cus toms of the port announced the extent of the tieup But the num ber of workers who walked out was in dispute Joseph P Ryan president of the AFL International Longshore mens Association said 10000 had refused to work However police said 3335 were away from their jobs and that 1400 were working The 65000 members of the ILA from Portland Me to Hampton Roads Va will complete voting on the agreement by Friday Ryan said Reich Heavy Industries to Revert to German Ownership Frankfurt Germany vast German coal iron and steel industries in the Bizonal area will revert to German ownership in the near future the British and American military governments announced Wednesday The military governors how ever are retaining a certain con trol of powers the announcement said Gen Lucius D Clay is the American military governor in Germany and Gen Sir Brian Rob ertson is Britains top occupation official Owned by Governors The industries including those of the Ruhr have technically been owned by the military governors since the end of the war New German companies will be established to operate the com panies subject to these stipula tions 1 There will no excessive concentration of economic power 2 Persons who permitted and encouraged the nazi party will be banned from positions of own ership and control 3 The drastic reorganization shall not prejudice a possible fut ure decision by a German govern ment as to whether the industries will be socialized To Beat Liberty The announcement said that at such a time as a representa tive freely elected government either for Germany as a whole or western Germany alone is con stituted it shall be at liberty to resolve this question within the limits ol the military government policy already expressed In the meantime it added the military governments consider that an interim reorganization ol these industries is essential in the interests of the recovery ol the German economy Demand Halt in Aid to Greek Rebels UN Political Group Adopts Stand by Vote of 48 to 6 Paris United Nations political committee demanded in a vote by a big majority Wednes day that Albania Bulgaria and Yugoslavia stop aiding guerrillas fighting the Greek government The 58nation political commit tee also called on the 3 Balkan nations to settle their differences with Greece 48 to 6 By a vote of 48 to 6 the com mittee approved a detailed resolu tion on the Greek issue submitted by China France Britain and the United States Russia and her bloc voted against the resolution Rep resentatives of 4 nations were ab sent or not voting The committee previously had approved sections of the resolution one paragraph at a time Among other developments of the day 1 Soviet Russia proposed that the security council order negotia tions between Arabs and Jews to establish peace in Palestine This was submitted as an amendment to a plan presented by the acting mediator Dr Ralph J Bunche to convert the uneasy truce into an Freedom of Thought 2 The United Nations social committee wrote a provision for freedom of thought conscience and religion into a draft declara tion on human rights The Rus sians had vainly proposed limiting the provision to a guarantee of freedom of thought During Wednesdays debate on the Greek question Soviet Dele gate Alexandre Bogomolov said the whole world knows that the United States military mission is the real boss in Greece Fatal Shooting Called Suicide W M Smith Found Shot to Death A fatal shooting in Mason City early Tuesday evening resulting in the death of William McKinley Smith 49 has been termed suicide by Dr Ralph E Smiley Cerro Gordo county coroner Smith was found dead with 2 bullet holes through his head in a wooded sec tion Viear 4th and Harrison N W Mason City police first received a call at p m Tuesday for a disturbance at 420 Van Buren N W the home of Smiths divorced wife She said Smith had come to the house and that the 2 had gotten into an argument police reported She wrestled with him as he picked up a 22 automatic rifle which went off She ran to a neighbors house to call authori ties police said and reported she heard 2 more shots The neighbors home was more than a block away at 520 Van Buren N W Police with aid of a squad car spotlight found Smiths body at p m with the gun lying be tween his legs Moved to Nashua Mr Smith was born Dec 15 1898 in Floyd county He contin ued to reside there until he moved to Nashua in 1915 He was mar ried to Anna Delia Rodamaker at Ionia Iowa July 28 1918 They established their residence on a farm near Charles City After var ious residences in Iowa they moved to Charles City in 1940 and to Mason City in 1944 Employed at the Jacob E Deck er and Sons packing plant Mr Smith was also a member of the local post of the American Legion He was a veteran of World wars 1 and II having enlisted July 15 1917 at Owatonna Minn He served with Battery B 151st Field Artillery and was discharged at Camp Mils Long Island N Y Oct 17 1917 He enlisted in the World war II June 8 1942 at Charles City and served until March 16 1943 with Company A of 323rd infantry He was discharged at Camp Ruck er Ala 4 Children Survive Surviving are 2 daughters Mrs Ray Krueger Charles City and Mrs Leonard King Nashua and 2 sons Chief Petty Officer John W Smith U S navy at Guam and Robert L Smith Mason City and 5 grandchildren Two sisters Mrs George Gatton Charles City and Mrs Ruby Kern Long Beach Cal and 4 brothers Frank Smith Osage Miller Smith Charles City Oren Smith New Virginia and Kenneth Smith Sacramento Cal He was preceded in death by his wife Anna in 1941 in Charles City and by a sister Bertha Funeral services have been ten tatively set for Saturday at 2 p m in the chapel of the McAuley and Son funeral home with the Rev H P Rumford pastor of the First Baptist church officiating The McAuley and Son funeral home charge The first commercial diesel en gine was placed in operation 50 years ago Reds Threaten to Halt Allied Planes Vets7 Bonus Approved in Minnesota St Paul Minn UR Nearly complete official election returns show that Minnesota voters have approved a bonus to World war II veterans a survey indicated Wed nesday Returns from 72 of the states 87 counties show 592183 yes votes and 385803 nos of a total of i 1137279 acceptable ballots Nearj ly complete unofficial returns in the other 15 counties show the bonus measure leading there too j To pass the bonus needed a i yes vote equalling more than half the total vote cast in the elec tion v The state canvassing board will meet Nov 16 to report on the re turns which have been certified by the county canvassing boards Announces Fall Bond Campaign Des Moines F Warin state director pi the sav ings bond division said Wednes day that the fall bond campaign will begin Thursday and continue until Dec 11 Warin said the campaign aims primarily to increase participation in the payroll savings plan He said there will be no houseto house or farmtofarm canvass and no dollar quotas have been assigned The sale of Series E F and G bonds for the first 9 months of 1948 was less than for the same period last year Warin said That does not include sales to banks and special investors he said Mason City Sisters New Polio Coses Iowa City new active poliomyelitis cases including 2 sisters from Mason City boosted the total under treatment at xmi versity hospitals Wednesday to 23 highest in many days New patients are Mary Kay 4 and Marcella Hoff man 19 months Mason City ad mitted Nov 7 reported in good condition Louis Mussman 13 Bryant fair condition admitted Nov 8 Thomas Heath 4 Clinton seri ous condition admitted Nov 9 John Porter 6 Fqrt Dodge fair condition admitted Nov 9 Terry Skyeie 4 Forest City fair condition admitted Nov 9 No polio deaths or transfers from the active list were reported County Cracks Down on Jurors Appetites Duluth Minn county board of commissioners cracked down Wednesday on jurors with filet mignon appetites Sheriff Sam Owens told the board that jurors order steaks in stead of sandwiches and that meals for jurors cost the county as much as each The board voted to cut the food budget by Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy with light snow Wednesday night Thurs day cloudy and colder Low Wednesday night 25 to 30 High Thursday 35 to 40 light rain or snow over state Wednesday night Thursday cloudy light rain or snow east No decided change in temperature Low Wednesday night 3035 Minnesota Snow south and cen tral and occasional snow flurries extreme north Wednesday night Thursday partly cloudy except snow flurries northeast portion during forenoon No decided change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 41 Minimum 30 At 8 a m Wednesday 31 Snow Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 38 Minimum 26 AP Wirephoto FAITH AND say that Hope Hickey in who will be 9 years old Friday may not live more than a year because of serious heart ailments resulting from rheumatic fever Her 5 year old sister Faith gives her sister a drink of milk at their home Tuesday Edward Hickey the father has appealed to the Pennsylvania State Medical society to suggest any scientific means that might prolong Hopes life American Dependents Leave China as Disorder Spreads Nanking air and sea American dependents were leav ing China Wednesday ahead of Reds riots and hunger Hourly the national position grew worse in north central China Suchpw and Pengpu were reported virtually isolated by communists The Yangtze was feared open to a Red crossing that would expose Nanking Food Riois Flare Food riots and strikes flared in Hangchow Shanghai and Nanking Mobs roamed the streets People were trampled to death or injured Police fired on the rioters here and in Hankow where a large rice shop was set afire The PeipingTientsin corridor to Takugulf of Chihli port was jittery The American military ad visory group withdrew all its per sonnel from Peiping Emergency Exodus The air exodus of Americans got underway on an emergency basis from Nanking The sea evacuation began at Shanghai Expectant mothers were the flown out Then followed the wives and children of U S mili tary advisers All were flown to Tsingtao American naval base At least 500 were to be put aboard the hospital ship Repose by Fri day night Marines Celebrate 173rd Birthday Washington UR The marine corps celebrated its 173rd birthday anniversary Wednesday There were the traditional birth day cakecutting and dances at marine installations throughout the Tsing Tao China London Argentina Newfoundland and in Palestine and Japan In Washington marines placed a wreath at the tomb of the un known soldier while a squadron of marine fighter planes flew over head Ships Out of Lanes Would Be Stopped U S Gives Warning on Any Action on Craft Over Berlin Berlin Russia threatened Wednesday night to force down any allied plane which wanders ut of the air corridors to this Blockaded city and the greater 3erlin area A soviet letter announced the proposed action The United States replied Full and complete responsibtl ty will rest on the shoulders of he soviet authorities should any injury be sustained by any of our pilots or should any damage oc cur to our planes from any soviet action taken in this connection The soviet letter cited a long list of alleged flights by aircraft outside the air corridors to Berlin and said that in order to prevent and to preclude such type of il legal flights of foreign aircraft over the territory of the soviet zone of occupation the soviet command would force down all aircraft appearing over the soviet zone outside the limits of the air corridors and the regions of great er Berlin Jews Arrest 2 UN Truce Observers Haifa Israel Uiuted Nations observers were arrestec by Israeli military police Tuesday on the Negev front while watching a fullflare Jewish attack on Egyptian positions a U N spokesman said Wednesday The Jewish attack on Iraq Suweidanwas launched Tuesday the spokesman said Iraq Suweidan in the disputed southern desert is about 15 miles north of Gaza from which Arab civilians were reported fleeing Tuesday Defend Open Shop Laws Washington de fending the right of states to out law the closed shop had their in ning in the supreme court Wed nesday Arguments began late Monday on appeals by labor groups from lower court decisions that sus tained laws enacted or approved by the voters during the past 2 years in Arizona Nebraska anc North Carolina Similar legislation has been en acted by IE other states Attorneys for the labor group including the AFL and CIO which contend that the laws violate the federal constitution have arguec that the closed shop is indispen sable to labor unions Only under this protection they told the court is it possible to maintain successful collective bar gaining Promises Priority for Low Cost Housing Legislation Washington UR Rep Brent Spence who will guide President Trumans economic pro gram in the house Wednesday promised top priorities for low cost housing legislation and a rent control bill with teeth Spence who is slated to head the house banking committee in the new democratic congress told the United Press that rent con trols should be extended for at least a year beyond their present expiration date March 31 He said he was also determined to hold early hearings on housing legislation because the housing situation is in a mess He said the measure would be based on the WagnerEllenderTaft long range housing bill with emphasis on lowcost dwellings Beyond Reach The way things are now 90 per cent of the houses built sell for over the reach ol most of the people who need housing he said And only 15 per cent ol construction u in the field ol rental housing Spence declined to say just what kind of teeth he wanted in the rent bill He said he did not want to commit himself pending hearings on the recommendation of Rent Director Tighe E Woods Woods said Tuesday he would ask congress to extend the ren control law for 12 months and t plug up what he considers 3 of thi most glaring loopholes Many Inequities There are many inequities in the present law Spence said from his home in Fort Thomas Ky It does not protect the peopl that need protection Weve got ti extend controls but I ddnt wan to be specilic at this time on how long At any rate Im convinced now the extension should be fo not less than one year Welladvised senate democrat sources said they were confiden that Woods rent control propos als which they regard as the ad ministrations would pass without too much difficulty However Senator Harry P Cain R Wash and other republicans were read to fight them Some republicans were under stood to lavor returning rent con trol to the states but they riot expected to win much suppor from democrats And without help from the democrats they woulc not a chance Robbery Is Discounted in Chavis Death Ames Robbery was dis counted by County Attorney Ed J Kelley Wednesday as a likely motive for the murder of Henry Chavis 55yearold cannery exec utive Kelley said the fact that Chavis diamond ring was still on his finger when the body was found outside his farm home Mon day morning appeared to elim inate theft as a Likely factor in the slaying The county attorney said a rob bers normal procedure is to hold up his victim rob him and if there is resistance to shoot him once and flee A robber usually does not stick around to make sure his vic tim is dead as apparently was done in this case Kelley said This was a reference to the fact that Chavis was shot 3 times The last shot Coroner Guy Mills has theorized apparently was fired as Chavis lay dying on the ground Victim of Auto Accident Dies Rock Rapids Frank W Hobson one of 2 Sioux Falls S Dak residents injured Tuesday in a cartruck accident on high way 9 at Lester Iowa died early Wednesday in a hospital here He had suffered a skull fracture and broken leg Mrs Rose Olson of Sioux Falls who was riding in the car Mr Hobson was driving is in critical condition at the hospital She suf fered a broken leg and arm and possible skull fracture 5 Are Reported Dead After Roof Collapse Chicasro persons were reported killed and 2 others in jured Wednesday when a roof collapsed and crashed through sev eral floors of the Central Cold Storage company plant in subur ban Riverdale Police reported 3 bodies were recovered from the wreckage They said 2 other bodies were buried in the wreckage The injured were taken to a hospital in Harvey HAS I01ST BIRTHDAY Sutherland P Mar tin Iowas last Civil war veteran observed his 101st birthday Wed nesday The veteran lives here with his daughter Mrs Elsie Hill SAME la ;