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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 15, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NMTH IOWANS NHGHtOftS VOLUV Prm and United JProi Full Lcwed Wires five Cents m Copy MASON CITY SATURDAY NOVEMBER 15 1HT This Ptper Conilsti at One No HEAVY SNOW COVERS NORTH IOWA PROBEMYS1ERY OFGIRLS DEATH IN MASON CITY Reveal VerHelst and Ariene Mott Planned to Marry Saturday On what was to have been her wedding day the body of pretty I1 year old Ariene Mott was laid to test in Memorial Park cemetery Saturday afternoon while officers of thelaw still struggled with the mystery of her death by strangu lationThursday night Charles VerHelst the IS year old boy who had been her sweet heart for 2 years and who was with her the time of her death is still being held without charge by Mason City police Over and over again he has toll Chief Harold E Wolfe of the po lice department and County At torney James Brown that he knew nothing of what happened after he stopped his car in the alley behind the hpme of Miss Motts parents Mr and Mrs Carl Mott 218 15th N W Thursday night The youth attended the funeral service for his sweetheart accom panied by Capt Leo Bisacher ol the police department who was called back from his vacation to assist Chief Wolfe in working on the case The services were held at the Patterson funeral home at Saturday afternoon where the Rev F W Wendland pastor of the Grace Evangelical church spoke on Immortality VerHelst and Miss Mott had tentatively planned to go to Mis souri Saturday to get married ac cording to information given the police Don T h o r n b e r r y Central Heights and his wife who were ggpA teiendsol couple had discussed plans for driving with them to Missouri so that Ver Heist andMiss Mott could get married Thornberry told police The Thornberrys were often vis ited by the 2 students who some times came as often as 3 or 4 times a week Heist and Miss Mott had gone to the Thornberry home early in the evening on the night of the tragedy but finding no one there had gone to the home of her sister the Coast toCoast store where Ver Heist worked after school and on Saturdays Man ager L K Topliff said the youth had asked for a day off sometime ago saying something about get ting married Miss Mott workedafter school at the T W Woolwbrth company storeThursday but had told the management she would not be working Saturday She had asked that her check be ready on Friday night instead of the usual Satur day night If nothing had happened we might have gone Saturday Thornberry told police Tnorn berry said he works only a half day on Saturdays and that he had planned on taking his car VerHelst and Miss Mott had dis cussed marriage at the Thorn berry home several times and were under the impression that consent of parents was not needed in Missouri asf it would be under Iowa law Thornberry stated VerHelst spent some time Sat urday morning with M L Mason former county attorney who has been retained as his attorney Meanwhile officers of the law were faced with the mystery of an unsolved crime Information from both families pointed to a happy relationship between VerHelst and Miss Mott They had gone together for Z years and had been steadies for the past 18 months In those 18 months no one could recall either had gone out with any others There was evidence of any quarrels or disagreements The girl got a ring a month or 2 This happy relationship was evident up to within an hour of the girls death The last place VerHelst and the girl visited on the night of the tragedy was at the home of her sister Mrs Inez Heckart 539 20th S E where they popped corn and played with the baby They left the Heckart place about p m At p m VerHelst pounded on the door of the home of the girls parents Mr and Mrs Carl Mott 218 15th N W and told the girls brother LeRoy that he had been hurt and that the girl lay out in the alley VerHelst told the officers that the girl continued to ask him to marry her ever since last summer AP Wirephoto NICE Sullivan left and Carol Brad ley both 11 years old exhibit snakes at the west gate of Friday SarasptaFla snake club the girls didnt getto see President Truman but they attracted a lot of other people rat that they wanted to wait until hey were through school There remained1 Saturday a lumber of unrevealed facts about the case Dr Ralph E Smiley county coroner has not made pub ic the results of the autopsy con ducted on the body of the girl Neither have results of investiga ionsby police or the county at orneys office thus far been re vealed VerHelst is the son of Mr and Ytrs Ray VerHelst who live near Mason City His father is a buyer at the Jacob E Decker and Sons plant At the Patterson funeral home relatives and friends of the Mott amily heard Pastor Wendland tate that Immortality has been he quest of all ages Taking his Scripture from Ro mans them that seek immortality the pastor pointed out that men are asking today If a man dies shall he live The very fact that man has the esire for immortality is sure iroofthathe has capacity for it Deny God and His Word and here is no answer Believe in God and His Revelation to the hildren of men and all mystery nd difficulty vanishes away and ve say yes man is immortal All people feel that they must ie and many seek immortality n earth It is the desire of the oul as well as its expectation to e immortal Somehow or other lie soul wants to live again We need not argue further because fovr own soul looksin the great jeyond and wonders how it will God has created that desire and Ie is too good and too kind to create a longing simply to mock I Nature makes no half hinges he structure of the human soul r constitution is not an organized alsehood The Creator keeps his word with us Gods justice demands immor ality An eternity is needed to mete out justice by the law of com ensation Our God wants to be ust and fair God doesnt create to destroy ut to save Jesus said I am come lat ye might have life and have it more abundantly I am the resur ection and the Hfe Immortality is lorious discovery of Christianity eclared by Divine revelation Mrs Harold Wolfe sang Cross ing the Bar and In the Garden VTrs Earl Ehlers accompanied at lie organ Mrs W H Paxton Mrs Roy Lock and Mrs Dale Dunlap were n charge of flowers Pallbearers were George Gooder orman Alsbufy Irvin Boyd ichard Mott Howard Staw and obert Berry Burial was at Mem orial Park cemetery The Patter son funeral home was in charge HUNT ESCAPED GUNMEN IN IOWA Pair Pulls Gun on Sheriff at Independence Waterloo authori ties Saturday were seeking 2 men one believed to be wounded who were believed to have abandoned a car on highway 297 near here after they pulled a gun on Sheriff Emery Hart at Independence and escaped from the sheriffs office Waterloo Chief of Police Harry Craig said the car recovered Fri day night and brought to the Wa terloo police station had been stolen at Elgin III There was blood in the car lie said At Independence Sheriff Hart said he had ascertained from a social security card on one of the youths that he was Gerald Dean Olson of Union 111 The other youth gave the name of Dick Gor don Sheriff Hart said The sheriff said he had called Mrs Alfred Olson the mother of Olson at Union 111 and she had asked that the 2 boys be held as they were wanted by Illinois au thorities They had pulled some kind of a job in Illinois SheriffHart saidT Friendship Train Heads for East Coast With 103 Carloads of Food Chicago Friendship train was snowballing towards the east coast Saturdaymorning with 103 carloads of food for needy Eu rope The train is now split into 2 sec tions at Chicago which are slated to reach the east coast sometime Tuesday Twenty more carloads were hitched onto the train in the Win dy City The train is expected to be hauling a least 160 boxcars of food by the time it completes its foodcarrying journey from coast to coast Dog Shoots Hunter Hinton W Va Lil ly of Ballengee W Va told au thorities his dog had shot him duringa hunting trip Lilly said a bullet entered his foot as he stooped to pick up a quail he had bagged The dog had stepped on the trigger of Lillys automatic shotgun SLAP CONTROL ON EXPORT OF ATOMIC ITEMS Energy Commission Tighten Safeguards on Atom KnowHow Washington The atomic energy commission Saturday clamped absolute controls over export of anything from Gieger counters to vacuum pumps which night help another country pro duce or learn to produce nuclear energy The commission issued a regula tion effective next Thursday pro mulgating license requirement governing the shipment abroad ol any facilities of industrial or scientific equipment of any kind for the production of uranium 235 Plutonium and any other fissionable material The regulation was sweeping and all inclusive It meant that this country was tightening al ready safeguards over its industrial atomic know how which apart from the scientific principles involved in its No 1 atomic secret It recalled the recent assertion by Maj Gen Leslie R Groves wartime head of the U S Atomic project that unless other coun tries supplied her with the neces sary machines and instruments it would take Russia 15 to 20 years to produce atomic bombs But the newregulation did not deal merely with industrial ma chinery and engineering equip ment of the kind used in the com missions Oak Ridge Tenn uranium and Hanford Wash Plutonium plants The order appeared particularly significant in view of recent Rus sian hints that the USSRhas pro duced or producing the atcjnic bombBut a commission spokesman said the timing of the new regulation had nothing to do with the Russian re ports He pointed out that the commis sion announced in October that it was preparing a new export li cense regulation That was weeks before Soviet Foreign Minister V M Molotovs recent assertion that the atomic bomb secret had ceased to exist The most recent Russian rumor disbelieved here was a Farisavia PragueaviaMoscow report that the Soviets had exploded an ex perimental atomic bomb in Si beria The inclusion of cyclotrons in the commissions order recalled the furore in U S scientific circles after the Pacific war when the American army dismantled Jap anese atomsmashers In the development of the IT S atomic project however cyclo tronsplayed a vital part in ac quisition of the basic information about nuclear reactions without which the plutonium production and uranium separation plants could not have been built or oper ated Operator of Gaming Spot Fined Charles Kolda of Mason City operatorof the Rain aow club at Charles City pleaded guilty to a charge of operating a gambling place and was fined and costs by Judge T A Beardmore in district court here Saturday morning The fine was paid This was the last case to be leard following a series of raids by Sheriff B F Atherton and state agents Sept 16 when 18 slot machines and other gambling devices were seized guilty were ordon Emerson Churchill opera tor of the Castle W A and Eldon Zipsie operators of he Frontier club Churchill was given the same ine and costs as Kolda The Zipsies were finecT and costs Because in addition to the slot machines they were operating a 3way play machine Sheriff Atherton said he had not received any order for the destruction of the machines which must come from the court The money has not been taken from he machines also pending court order The money will go to the school fund In 1947 U S people on the average spent twice as much for oods and services than in 1939 GlobeGazette Photo WALKING IN THE and Mrs Stanley Torgerson 122 2nd N W were snapped while walking in Friday nights snowstorm Here they are coming off from the north end of the S Perm avenue bridge Torgerson is an announcer on KGLO radio sta tion They were returning home from the concert of the Vatican choir NEW COALITION IN ITALY CRISIS See Attempt to Oust de Gasperi Government By THE UNITED PRESS The political struggle for post war Europe was taking a sharper turn in Italy and France Satur day and the quest for power in both countries xwas marked by violence Out of the turmoil In Italy a new political coalition emerged The leftwing and rightwine so cialists split in opposite camps until now have joined with re publicans labordemocrats and the communists in a powerful po litical bloc coalition came into being Saturday morning at Rome fol lowing an urgent call by the top leader of the Italian communist party Togliatti HigTi up on the agenda is a left ist united front for the elections scheduled next March The left wing groups will join in a com mon front against the candidates of the Christiandemocrats and the rightist parties However even before then a new attempt may be made to oust he government of Premier dc Uasptri and bring the communists back into a new cabinet The Italian communist newspa per La Republica admitted that Jie coalition meeting Friday night las raised the possibility of an immediate joint ouster move against the premier Meanwhile Rome dispatches and police in Italys big cities have jeen alerted against a possible new wave of communistled dem onstrations Two more men lost their lives Friday night in rioting to bring the total of such deaths to 9 with n the past 10 days In France the great port of Htarseille where communistled rade unions are on strike was like a city under siege Saturday morning The strikeis 60000 strong have completely tiedup the harbor A regiment of infantry was en camped in the gardens of police leadquarters ready all emer gencies Muzzles of machineguns tick out of the doorways of pub ic buildings And wellarmed pa trols guarded the strikebound city The communist campaign against the rightist Union of the French People headed by Gen eral De Gaulle spread to Cannes on the Mediterranean A Gaullist meeting at Cannes Friday night roke up in a freeforall fight etween communists and De Gaul lists Reach Armistice in Newark Battle Newark N J navai Battle of Newark had turned into a battle of words Saturday with the vocabulary sprinkled over states An armistice until Tuesday was at a conference in New York and the salvage firm which planned toscrap the dead man o var New Mexico in Newark bay over the protests of the city of Newark said it wouldnt move the hip until Tuesday Truman May Ask for Power to Combat Foreign Inflation Hint President Ready to Suggest Action to Halt Soaring Prices Washington Tru man may ask congress Monday for authority to help other countries fight inflation as part of the gen eral plan for aiding Europe Meanwhile the presidents ex perts worked against time to presidents associates said mighl pare a program which some of the Include arough draft of the long range Marshall plan as wellast proposal for for Italy France and Austria They saidMr Truman in his personal message to the special session which opens at noon Mon day also is prepared to suggest action to halt the rising cost of living at home The president may suggest to congress that he be permitted to name a board to consider ways of KGLO Airs Truman President Trumans opening message to the special session of congress will be heard over KGLO Monday noon at halting the currency inflation abroad which has saddled the economy of most European coun tries with black markets In the emergency aidibill brought to con gress by Secretary of State Mar shall the European nations would be required to pull some of their own money out ot circulation in amounts equal to the value of the relief they receive Chairman Vandenberg R Mich of the senate foreign rela tions committee indicated the idea is to take money out of the hands of persons bidding against each other for the supplies He said he understands the pro vision applies to outright Amer ican gifts as well as loans To fight inflation inthis coun try the presidentwas said to be considering these requests 1 Wider allocation under Which the government con trols distribution of scarce items Applied to wheat this would en able agencies to say how much would goto millers how much to distillers and how much to other users 2 Control Installment buy ing These controls were taken from the president at the last ses sion of congress Senator Taft ROhio has said that both of those well as rent and export controls and possible increases in commodity xchange be stud by his senatehouse economic committee which begins action on the presidents antiinflation pro gram next week The senates powerful republican jolicy committee gave top priority ate Friday to legislation granting emergency aid to Europe at the special session of congress begin ning next Monday Chairman Taft said Friday ic agreed with President Truman that multibillion dollar foreign spending mnst be paid for out of current taxes but declared this does not necessarily rule out a 1948 income tax cut Taft a candidate for the repub ican presidential nomination said a 12 member committee agreed that help to Europe must be pro vided quickly but he said there i was no decision on how much aid the republicans will approve The Ohio senator said the sen ates foreign aid bill would be ready for presentation Nov 24 andno other legislation would be taken up during the special ses sions first week Chairman Eaton RN told reporters earlier the house bill might be completed Thursday Peoria Bus System Is Takertfof Ride by 50 School Kids Peoria III bus system got taken a ride Fri day The systemissues weekly passes for which entitle adults to ride at any the passes are transferrable Children under 6 dont have to pay Saturday Mrs Minnie Graham a kindergarten teacher at McKin ley school had promised her 50 charges a trip downtown to see a miniature circus and ride on a miniature train The Peoria school system she said had promised to send a school bus to transport her and the tots Something went wrong and the bus didnt show up So Mrs Gra ham borrowed a fellow teachers pass for herself and herded the 50 kindergarteners to the nearest city bus stop When a bus halted she got the children aboard showed the driver her pass and told him the youngsters were all under 6 years old OK lady thats the rules the harried driver said The kids had a wonderful time downtown Then they returned to another city bus free of charge Bridegroom Burns to Death in Apartment 8 Hours After Marriage Philadelphia 34 year old bridegroom burned to death Fri day 8 hours after his marriage while his bride was making fran tic efforts to rescue him using an umbrella as a shield against the flames John Miller died on the 3rd floor of a north Philadelphia apartment house His bride Rose 34 was revived at St Josephs hospital after she fled hysterical and near collapse seeking help Mrs Miller told authorities later he fire started when her hus band a pipefitter dozed off with a lighted cigaret He was seated in an overstuffed chair They had planned to catch an early train for a honeymoon trip to New York SAME White Dag means no traffic death In past 24 hours 3 TO 5 INCHES FALLS FOR 1ST WHITE BLANKET Plows Clearing Main Highways Rail Service Reported About Normal North Iowa was covered with its first blanket of snow for the season Saturday morning varying from 3 to 5 inches but general from the Mississippi to the Mis souri and sloppy most of the way In Mason City for the period ending at 8 a m Saturday there was 66 precipitation and 44 inches of snow The temperaturewas 33 at 8 a m 1 degree higher than the coldest reached during the night Throughout north Iowamow plows were pushing slush from the highways according to the Iowa Highway Commission with the exception of a strip on No 9 between Mason City and Esther ville where the snow was re ported packed No drifting was re ported Cerro Gordo reported 3 inches of snow There was 5 inches in Chickasaw 4 in Worth 3 in Floyd and Mitchell 4 in Bremer 6 in Butler and Franklin 4 in Hwn boldt and Wright 5 in Hancock and Winnebago and 3 in Emmet and Kossuth according to the highway commission Buses were running a little late Saturday morning with the north bound bus drivers reporting the snow to be much heavier around Hubbard and Des Moines than in northern Iowa Roads were not blocked but driving was slowed up Rail service was running about on schedule but all roads reported snow throughout Iowa Wire serv ice was spotty and news wires were not dependable because of the heavy wet snow The forecast was for more snow in the east and central portions with the snowfall scheduled to end about noon in northern Iowa Temperatures would range from 33 to 38 Saturday with a low of 20 forecast for Saturday night Mason Citys snow plows were inactive Saturday morning since most of the snow on the streets was melting and clearing itself faster than as if it were packed by snow plows So far traffic was not delayed in Mason City but driving was slippery in spots Snowfall ranged up to 7 inches in the Marshalltown area 6 inches at Audubon and 5 inches at Fort Dodge The Northwestern Bell Tele phone company reported its wires down between Ames and Des Moines but service was restored by noon in most sections Some trouble was encountered around Mason City as well from the wet snow Few wires were reported down in this area however Leased wires in many areas were out of order State police said all highways in the state were open but warned drivers of slippery driving condi tions No fatal traffic accidents were reported but minor mishaps resulted in all sections Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy with some light snow Saturday night Mon day cloudy with little tempera ture change High Sunday 34 Iowa Cloudy south and occasion al light snow north Saturday night Sunday mcStly cloudy No decided change in temperature Low Saturday night 26 to 32 High Sunday 32 to 36 Minnesota Snow continuing Sat urday night Sunday cloudy with occasional light snow No de cided temperature change IN AAASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 41 Minimum 32 At 8 a m Saturday 33 Precipitation 66 Snow 44 inches YEAR AGO Maximum 51 Minimum 40 Picket Distillery Frankfort Ky JP members picketed the George T Stagg distillery here Saturday and company officials said the bottling of whisky for the Christmas holi day season has been brought to a standstill 1 3 4FINAL 1 2 3 FINAL 1 2 3 4 FINAL 3 4 FINAl Iowa Minnesota Penn Army Nary Penn State h Ohio State Illinois Wisconsin Michigan 3 4 FINAL ;