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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 12, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIV Anoclited Fran and Doited Froi Full Ixucd five Centg i Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 12 1H7 This Paper Consist of Two Section No 2f AIRLINER FIRE TOUCHES OFF PROBE If MARSHALL SEES 70UFFICIENC IN CHINA FUNDS Says Government Is Working on Program to Help Out Chinese Washington State Marshall said Wednesda the government is working on program to help China with th expectation that any funds wi be used with about 70 per cen efficiency Marshall also told the house for titn affairs committee it is our feeling that assistance Europe ought to be supplied im mediately to keep the suppl pipelines filled The secretary appeared befor the committee for questioning o the administrations f or eig spending program as he did Tues day before the senate foreign re lations committee And the ques I tions started out Wednesday coy ering the same ground they di Tuesday Rep Kee DW Va wanted t j know about prospective help fo China which Marshall has fig ured at around ove 15 months The secretary said th situation is one of great com plexity that the governmen wants to do something helpful and is trying to develop a pro gram in which funds will be usec perhaps with 70 per cent ef ficiency No one asked him immediately why they could not be used wit 100 per cent efficiency While Marshall talked to the house group Secretary of Com merce Harriman told the senate foreign committee that 5597000 000 in goods canbe supplied to France Italy and Austria as emer gency aid without further itrain on this nations economy Harriman appeared before the senators to back aid program proposed by Mar shall to meet real1 and urgent needs in the 3 countries before a long range recovery plan is pu into effect March31 Senator Taft of Ohio head o the senate republican policy com mittee already has launched a drive to trim the administrations proposals and has picked up sup port from GOP ranks He expects to bring the issue to a showdown before the policy committee on Friday Tafts abrupt opposition to the estimate by Secre tary of State Marshall as the cos of economic help to Europe and China up to next June 30 col lided sharply with administration plans for the special session ol congress opening next Monday The white house has been hop ing to rush through appropriation for emergency aid to France Italy and Austria Tafts declaration that the whole bill is too big brought quick response from Republican Senator Dworshak of Idaho who told a reporter he thinks the United States is spending too much in Europe It also prompted a democratic senator who asked that his name not be used to express the hope that Taft will fight it out Fri day before the GOP policy com mittee which Ohioan heads Taft told a news conference Tuesday he is absolutely op posed to spending an additional on foreign aid be fore June 30 Marshall broke this down into for the emergency program on the longrange recoveryproposal of additional occupa tion costs abroad and for China The secretary said this amount would be needed above outlays already approved by congress in this government year Although Taft said he wants the emergency aid program to go ahead he contended that overall outlays ought to be held to the present level of foreign spending With this estimated at about 500000000 yearly Tafts stand would leave a considerable gap beneath the in ad ditional funds Marshall has said are needed to carry on European relief and recovery in the 15 months beginning April 1 It is million colonial estimated there people in the empire are 65 French SAME 449 Cag means no traffic death la past 24 hours Patty 73 Takes Over as Boat Pilot Drops Dead During Trip Erie Pa Weindorf 13 year old Villa Maria high schoo sophomore didnt get to her classes Tuesday and heres the reason Fatty who says she doesnt know anything about boats was bein ferried across stormwhipped Presque Isle bay to school in a 36 foo launch by William Schauble because the road had been washe out Halfway across the bay Schauble dropped dead at the wheel I was scared stiff when the pilot fell over Patty told the coas guard after she had managed to beach the launch I tried to talk t him to ask him what I should doHe must have died right away be cause he didnt answer 1 grabbed the wheel and somehow turned th boat around and headed back to shore Meyers Tells Profit in Bonds With Morgenthau Aid Hughes Says General Attempted to Borrow Money for Speculation Wa s h i n g t o n Gen Bennett E Meyers told senator Wednesday he and his wife nette from a wartim bond deal about which he said h consulted then Secretary of th Treasury Morgenthau Morgenthau told him he didn see how I could go wrong Meyers said i The retired generals story the transaction came atop contra dictory testimony from him an Howard Hughes as to whethe Meyers sought a loan from the air plane manufacturer for a boni deal Hughes testified Meyers tried t sorrow to finance a 000000 bond speculation at a tim when Meyers as an air force offi cer was negotiating with Hughe on warplane contracts Meyers called that a lie He sail lughes through an attorney of ered to lend him but h refused the loan in indignation When Meyers related that to actually made z bond deal he sail he talked about it with Chairman Marriner Eccles of the federal re serve board as well as Morgen hau He said he believes Eccle old him the same thing Morgen hau did tes tifed for the second day in thi senate war investigating commit ees inquiry into circumstances o 140000000 in plane contracts re ceived by Hughes Chairman Ferguson RMich of the subcommittee in charge o he investigation asked whether Meyers ever had discussed th iroposed bond deal with anyone n the army or with anyone in he government outside the army Meyers first said that he had no liscussed it with any nonarm government officials but had alked to Gen H H Arnold for mer head of the air forces abou t As he recalled it he said he old Arnold he had made a bone purchase He added that he told Arnold he didnt see why more people didnt do it and that iidnt see why he Arnold didnt What did General Arnold say erguson asked He said it certainly had appea and that he would thinkabout it Did you ever talk to the secre ary of the treasury about it Ferguson pressed No not about this particular transaction Then it was disclosed that the ommittee had questioned Meyers bout bond dealings at a secrel earing last July Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and cold Wednesday night and Thursday with snow Thursday night Lowest temperature Wednesday night 10 to 15 high Thursday 25 to 30 owa Partly cloudy and rather cold Wednesday night and Thursday with snow beginning in southwest portion sometime Thursday spreading over west and central portions Thursday night and all sections Friday morning with amounts accumu lating 1 to 3 inches slowly ris ing temperatures Thursday night and Friday morning Somewhat colder again Friday night Saturday fair Tempera turesThursday will range from average lows of 10 to average highs of 35 north and 18 to 32 south on Friday from 14 to 32 north and from 24 to 35 south innesota Partly cloudy Wed nesday night colder east por tion Thursday partly cloudy with little change in tempera ture Low Wednesday night near zero north and 5 to 10 above south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics r 24 hour period ending at 8 clock Wednesday morning Maximum 32 Minimum 12 At 8 a m Wednesday 20 Precipitation Trace Snow Trace EAR AGO Maximum 38 Minimum 22 ORVILLE VANSTON Wife at School IOWAN SHOOTS WIFE AT SCHOOL Cedar Rapids Woman Wounded While Fleeing Cedar Rapids Van ston 57 was in custody Wednes day after a shooting near a one room Linn county rural school louse Tuesday in which His wife Galda 43 teacherat the school was wounded County Attorney William Criss man said that he would file charge of assault with intent to murder The condition of Mrs Vanston vho was treated at a hospital here or wounds in the back was re ported as not serious Sheriff James Smith gave this of the shooting Vanston entered the classroom carrying a shotgun and ordered he schools 18 pupilsto get out ast Mrs Vanston grappled with her husband while the terror tricken children fled She then iroke loose and ran down the ane Two shots were fired at her and she was struck in the lower lack The sheriff said that some of he children were running ahead if Mrs Vanston when the shots were fired but that no one else was hurt The woman escaped in a taxi dat had broughtVanston to the choolhbuse Smith reported Vanston was arrested at a club in Marion about 2 hours after the hooting and police said that at the time of his arrest Vanston ap eared to be under the impression lat his wife was dead Vanston had been arrested ept 2 on a charge of disturbing ie peace after Mrs Vanston told fficers he had threatened her a shotgun Suit for divorce has been filed y Mrs Vanston the sheriff said lowan Hurt in Wreck Melvin Seek farmer f near Melvin was injured in the ollision of his automobile with a ock Island freight train that was landing on a crossing here Tues ay night Sheriff Lloyd Wilson aid CORN CROP OF 2447422000 BUSHELS SEEN Estimate Shows Drop of 11252000 Bushels From October Report BULLETIN Washington agricul ture department in its semi finalcrop report of the year Wednesday estimated the corn crop at 2447422000 bushels This is a decrease of 11252000 bushels from the departments forecast of 2458674000 a month ago It is sharply below last years record crop of 3287927 000 and is slightly below the 10year 193645 average of 2639102000 The decline from last year largely reflects unfa vorable weather Estimates for most other major crops were un changed from a month ago These estimates included a rec ord wheat crop of 1406761000 busheb compared with 1155 714009 kit year and 890306000 for the 10year average Washington govern ment plans to ask farmers to plan nearly 65 per cent more land to livestock feed grains next year in an effort to replenish supplies cu short by this years poor corn crop Larger grain harvests will be needed if a serious shortage ol meats dairy and poultry products is to be averted in 1949 These feeds will be scarcer in 1948 than this year because of the present corn shortage The agriculture department pre pared to issue Wednesday a semi final estimate on this years out put of corn and a few other ma jor crops Officials expected little change from last months estimate plac ing the corn bushels a decline of about 25 per centfrom last years record crop of 3287927000 bushels and a drop of about 8 per cent from the 193645 average of 2639102 000 The corn production goal for this year was 3000000000 bushels And the government will seek a crop of at least that much in 1948 Tentative plans call for a corn planting goal of 92000000 acres Or about 63 per cent more han the 86400000 acres planted his year The prospective goal for the irincipal feed oats jarley and grain 56000000 acres That is about 1300000 acres more than was planted to those crops this year and about 5600000 acres more ban the prewar average The department already has recommended a 1948 wheat goal of 75000000 acres While this is about 5000000 acres more than the 1947 goal it is about 2000 iOO less than was actually planted or harvest this year These grain goals are larger han the department would prefer o recommend officials said be ause they will require a sacrifice if good crop rotation and soil onservation practices But the controling factors are lie continuing urgent demand for dg shipments overseas plus the iced for building up reserve tocks at home The corn acreage may go con iderably above the tentative goal jecause in some sections of the midwest fall plantings of wheat lave not been made because of ry weather Hence some of this and may be put to corn or other eed grains next spring let Demo National Convention July 11 Washington UR The demo ratic national committee an ounced Wednesday the partys ational convention will begin uly 11 in le big task will be to select a unning mate in 1948 for President rumaru Both the democratic and repub can conventions will be held in hiladelphia The republican con ention will open June 21 AP Wirophoto CAN FULL OF Dillman 5 is happy about the whole thing after he was cut out of this metal waste basket Tuesday in Washington Firemen used metal shears to release the stuck youth Billy holds a can opener as a joke Friendship Train Heads for 36 Hour Journey Across Iowa State Residents Will Add Several Boxcars of Food to Aid Cargo By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The friendship train will roll into Iowa at Council Bluffs Wednesday night to begin a 36 hour journey across the state dur ng which lowans will add their share to the goodwill cargo which s destined for Europes hungry At one of its stops on its run across the state the train will be warded by Gov Robert D Blue He will take part in the local welcoming and food loading cere monies and sign the trains scroll vhlch the other governors have een autographing Blue probably will get on the rain at Ames At Council Bluffs where a re ception headed by Mayor Phil Vtinner and Harry C Crowl is Friendship Ship Kearney Nebr The Friendship Train collecting food for the hungry people of Europe may have its Atlantic ocean counterpart in a ship which will carry the food across the ocean free Drew Pearson Washington columnist and one of the trains sponsors said an executive assistant to Fresident Truman advised him Wednes day American Export Lines will carry half or all the food to Europe without charge ieing planned 3 cars will be add d to the train William Keenan is Council Blulfs chairman of the rive One car filled with wheat will e the gift of Council Bluffs resi ents Pledges from other western owa towns will fill 2 other cars he pledges include Boyden 1400 Sioux Center Hull 2400 Rock Valley Orange City Stanton 00 and Odebolt After an overnight stop at Coun il Bluffs the train will leave here at a m Thursday and rrive at Boone at p m At Boone where there already lave been general contributions of more than plus an addi onal gift of from school hildren of Boone county and agle Grove the cargo to be added will include one car of wheat and car of wheat corn and cornmeal Collections Wednesday may make possible the addition of a 3rd car At Boone there also will be coupled to the train a carload of 2 Fireboat Navy Alerted to Block Entry of Junked Battleship Target of the exico is the Newark N J Hhour for he former battleship New Mex co is postponed until Thursday she meets the Newark navy headon in her final bat e the battle of Newark Bay 30000 ton New scrapheap But ewark officials determined that o more ships shall be scrapped ri the citys waterfront have sent ut a screening force of 2 fire oats armed with chemical spray nd waterhoses to blockade the ewark channel Heavy seas slowed the decOm lissioned battleship to turtle pace as she wallowed down from Boston under tow by 3 tugs Because of the heavy seas the New Mexico probably will enter New York harbor Thursday morn ing and come within shouting distance of Newark bay later in the day the spokesman said Meanwhile waterfront stra tegists speculated as follows If the Newark navy blocks the channel the boats constitute a menace to navigation which the coast guard must remove The coast guard refused to say what it would do City officials who have request ed the navy to vacate its lease on part of the port in order to permit the start of a develop ment program said they wanted no more ships scrapped at Newark and would block the channel en trance to halt the New Mexico and the 3 tugs which are towing it Mayor Vincent J Murphy said however that his dispute Wednes day was mainly with the salvage firm lipsett Inc to whom the navy had leased the salvage dock and sold the decommissioned New Mexico Murphy made it clear he wanted no battle with the navy and had nothing against the New Mexico She is a fine old ship with a wonderful recoiSj he said but the New Mexico is no more a part of the navy today than our fire boats are part of the coast guard which originally had them The New Mexico has been purchased by Lipsett Inc from the navy and is now merely a potential scrap heap Navy officials agreed it was not their fight Reuther Party Ousts Thomas inUAWVqte Atlantic City N J J Thomas vice president of the United Auto Workers CIO and for 7 years its president was swept out of office by the high riding forces of his longtime foe Union President Walter P Reu ther in the organizations llth convention Wednesday Burly tobaccochewing Tom my who first was put in the un ion presidency by CIO President Philip Murray In 1939 joined with George F Addes defeated secre tarytreasurer in pledging to stay in the union Thomas lost to Richard Gosser of Toledo Addes beaten Tuesday nighl after 11 years as secretarytreas urer told the llth union conven tion that no setback of any kind will alter my allegiance to this union His statement made solid union backing almost certain for a de mand which Reuther reportedly will make for a full voice for or ganized labor in the administration of any government plan for aid to Europe A high union source said that the request probably will be made to the appropriate congres sional committee and President Truman The official vote on the secre tarytreasurer contest was an nounced as Emil Mazey Detroit 4833 Addes 2599 The official count on the presidential race Tuesday was reported as Reuther 5593 John De Vito Cleveland 303 Eddie Murphy Detroit 35 abstaining 1218 absent 344 Reuther reelected as head of the countrys biggest union told a reporter his program is what said it would be in my report1 There he said Labor must par ticipate in the councils which de velop and implement the Marshal plan at every step Reuther forces said their tory would swing the CIO sharp ly away from the leftwing fringe blow to hopesof John L Lewis president of the United Mine Workers to wreck the union arid the CIO corn JWithinoLts ranks and had dealt a drive in the Spencer area where was raised The trains ar rival in Boone will signals cele bration and parade with school bands from throughout the county and other organizations taking part Contributors to the Boone cars include Minburn Webster county FarmBureau Grand Junction Paton and Rippey Lions clubs Eagle Grove schools Ogden Madrid and donatioons of each from the Boone Elks Moose and Legion After Boone the train stops at Ames where flour and milk will be added with the proceeds of a drive which already has netted more than of its goal At Ames a carload of evap orated milk from the Des Moines area also will be added Iowa State college contributed North west Jasper county contributions worth more than are to be included at Ames The train isscheduled to reach Marshalltown at p m Thurs day Contributions of central will be added there There had been well over raised at Marshalltown prior to Wednes day and contributions from Wa terloo and other points also will be added at the Marshalltown stop At 8 p m Thursday the train is due in Cedar Rapids and at that point eastern Iowa will add at east 5 carloads of oatmeal to the rain Contributions recorded at Cedar Rapids included a fund which has reached and still is grow ng along It includes a gift from Iowa City toprovide about of a car of oats The Iowa City gift includes from Iowa U students Many eastern Iowa communl ies have contributed to the Ce dar Rapids fund The final stop in Iowa will be in Clinton at midnight Thursday and the train will remain there until a m Friday Clintons goal is to buy a 60000 sound carload of corn sugar Out side Clinton proper was raised at DeWitt Also to be loaded at Clinton is a car of flour and cereal from Davenport and Scott county FIND BODY OF GRAFTON MAN Coroners Jury Finds SelfStrangulation services will bo held Friday at 2 p m at Brides funeral home at Manly for Dr Leo Kirchgatter 50 Grafton veterina a coroners jury Tues day night found met his death by selfstrangulation The Hev F M Becker Im manuel Lutheran clergyman of Grafton will officiate with the American Legion post conducting military rites Burial will be at Grafton His body was found in a corn Field 11 miles southwest of here Tuesday afternoon by Donald Dalluge 17 of Grafton who was in a party of 4 hunters on the Clarence Mitchell farm Dr Kirchgatter had apparently been dead since the day he dis appeared Nov 1 according to Coroner Robert C Bride He was found partly covered by snow in an unpicked cornfield about a halfmile from the road and near y a mile from where his car had jeen abandoned after running iirough a grade and fence In charge of the inquest Tues day were Coroner Robert C Bride of Manly Sheriff Carl Sheimo of Northwood and Coun y Attorney L E Plummer of Northwood The jurors who prought in the verdict were Al fred Drueswitz Wilmer Nack and Albert Krider all of Grafton Witnesses who testified were Hen Strike Kensett and Herman Sauzenbach Alvin Schultz and Morley Hartong of Grafton Dr Kirchgatter was found lying on his back with a knotted belt around his neck and with 4 or 5 cornstalks twisted in his belt He tad his trousers on but his over all jacket and outside overalls were found about 30 feet away The hunting party in addition o Dalluge consisted of Kermit Jalluge and Edward C Jones of tfason City and Floyd Trettin of A search for the missing man lad been made since Nov 2 when lis car was found in a cornfield west of Grafton after it had run across a ditch and through a ence Footprints leading from the car were lost Dr Kirchgatter is survived by lis father August Kirchgatter of Nora Springs and 3 brothers Ole and Frank of Carpenter and Wil iam of Clear Lake Of about 500 islands in the Hebrides off the coast of Scot and only about 100 are in labited TRUMANS DC6 SISTER PLANES ARE GROUNDED Blaze Is Termed Near Parallelto Crash of Similar Ship in UtaK Gallup N M flVPresident Trumans 4engined DC6 and the sister ships of 6 airlines were grounded Wednesday as investi gators probed for the cause of fire which forced one of the big transports out of the air Tues day All acted at the request of Douglas Aircraft Corp which builds the ships Meanwhile an American Air lines x spokesman credited other recent safety precautions with preventing a disaster when one of that companys planes made its emergency landing here Robert W Knight director of Americans operations analysis division said if magnesium flares ordered out of the craft by the civil aeronautics administration still had been aboard the ship would have burned and all un doubtedly would have been killed Twentyfive passengers and crew personnel emerged un scathed Tuesday after the second DC6 came in for a spectacular emergency landing at the Gallup airport with flames spouting from beneath its fuselage The 4engined American air lines ship was enroute from San Francisco to New York with Capt Evan W Chatfield of Tulsa at the controls In swift succession American and at least 5 other airlines or dered all their DC6s the same model as President Trumans per sonal plane grounded And Douglas Aircraft Corp which builds the plane urged all other users to do likewise untii causes of the fires have been established and eradicated Meanwhile an informant here who declined to be quoted by name expressed the view that the flames in both instances appar ently originated in the heater compartment below the prenar ized cabin He did not elaborate A statement from Chairman C R Smith of the American airlines board in New York said Chatfield voiced a like opinion regarding his ship Other companies suspending flights of the DC6 swiftest of the airliners in scheduled service were United Airlines operator of the ship figuring in the Bryce Canyon Utah disaster Oct 24 Braniff airways Panagra Sabent and National airlines United stated its action would stand until any possible hazards have been eliminated A Douglas company representa tive in Washington reported that 86 DC6s had been delivered to the 4 airlines up to Nov 3 al though a few have not yet been placed In service The deliveries included 42 to American 5 to Braniff 35 to United and 4 to National In addition the Belgian airline Sabena and Fanagra have 2 FanAmerican Grace each Accounts from passengers and crew of the ship forced down here stressed the impression that all aboard displayed amazing calm although several said they could see flames from the right side while still in the air Alerted by a smoke warning in dicator Chatfield discovered the Elames about 5 minutes out of Gal lup circled to fly across town and brought the ship down in a deep dive Despite smoke filling cockpit and cabin he set It down ly at one side of the main runway Later he confessed I couldnt see it The local volunteer fire depart ment joined in a brief battle with Elames bursting from the airliners selly A jagged hole nearly 10 Eeet long and 4 to 5 feet wide was leftafter part of the fuselage was ripped away to reach the fire It extended backward from the wings The fire did not eat through the cabin floor State Senator W E Clarke credited his son and partner in Ihe Gallup airport D B Clarke 40 with averting a possible holo caust He said the younger man was first among ground personnel reaching the craft and found a woken line spewing fuel toward he flame which meanwhile had fired a patch of grass underneath Clarke promptly plugged the leak with a thumb and pointed an extinguisher with his other hand until the blaze was quenched His father said Ehode Island was the best cul ivated of the colonies when the Pilgrims took over from the In dians ;