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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 20, 1947, Mason City, Iowa 9f NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL UTV AiwdaUd UaJtwl Pim Full UtMd Wirw Five Cents a Copy MASON Cmr IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 20 1947 paper Conafaa of Two One HOME EDITION Philip and Elizabeth Say 7 Will No 38 NEWLVWEDS HAIlfD BY MILLIONS THEIR Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip Mountbatten the Duke of Edinburgh leave Londons Westminster Abbey after the weddingceremony Thurs day Photo sent by General Meyers Denies Lush Profits in Wartime Service Says Testimony False Regarding Payments by Aviation Electric Firm Washington Gen Ben nett E Meyers swore to senate that he never receivedjinyimorleylrbm jOfficials of AviationElectric com pany except in repayment of loans In an emotional voice Meyers said iwantio say without equivo cation that earlier testimony of Mr Lamarre and Mr Readnower is entirely false regarding any payments to me except the re payment of loans I made to the corporation B H Lamarre and T E Head nower have testified they were only dummy officers for Avia tion Electric that Meyers was the real owner and that the general took out of the firms war profits most of it by requiring them to kick back the bulk of the salaries to him There were some people a great many thought my service was of some value dur ing the war Meyers said He then began quoting from numerous citations and awards he received for his wartime service Meyers read a letter from Gen H H Arnold former air forces chief addressed to Dear Benny In the letter Arnold expressed sincere appreciation for the work you have done for the army air force and for Meyers tireless study and readiness to assume re sponsibility Meyers then recounted how in 1932 he had been selected by the army to accept a scholarship at the Babspa Institute of Business WellesleyMass Meyers told the committee he should consider the per sonalv relationships of the La jnarres and the Eeadnowers Mr Headnbwer is Mrs La marrejs brother and Mr Readnow ers present wife isthe former sec retary to Mr Lemarre he said I considered their testimony in holdingand that he later gave her the stocks at a New Years eve party and sometime after mid night on Jan 1 1943 toldher I wanted her to keep them as an engagement and wedding present he said Heavy Snow Due for North Iowans Des weather bureau Thursday forecast snow ranging from 3 to 6 inches for northwest and extreme north cen tral portions of Iowa beginning Thursday night through Friday Snow flurries and much colder was the forecast for Friday night Senate Group Studies Plan to Curb Costs Washington fP The senate anking committee decided Thurs day to go ahead immediately with a 4point antiinflation program ut delayed action on President Trumans request for standby pricewage and limited rationing ontrol powers Chairman Tobey RN Hamp aid the committee will begin con ideration next week of legisla lon to continue rent controls re tore installment buying curbs tighten bank credit and possibly increase margins for buying on the commodity exchanges These 4 of the 10 points laid down by Mr Truman in his pro gram to combat high living costs already have been designated as the subject of hearings by the sen atehouse economic committee Describing the pricewage and rationing recommendations of the president as nebulous Tobey told a news conference he expects to have more information about what the administration is seek ing after a conference Friday with Treasury Secretary Snyder Tobey said he sees no reason why the4 subjects chosen by the banking committee for hearings which will begin Monday should not be approved in the special session of congress He declined to say however whether bills may be introduced soon on the other 6 points of the presidents program Tobey said he believes the peo ple are lookingto congress for quick action to curb the rising cost of living Opposition to delayng congres sional action on the proposed ra AP Wircphoto Prince Philip Mount MOUNTBATTEN PLACES RING ON ELIZABETHS FINGER illlilt 1UUUJU batten stands m center of altar and places ring on finger of his bride Princess Elizabeth during ceremony in Londons Westminster Abbey Thursday At brides left is King Ueorge At bridegroom s right is his best man Marquis of MilfordHaven Bending to ls the Archbishop of Canterbury who performed the ceremony At right side of altar by unoccupied chair stands Queen Elizabeth and beside her is Queen Mother Mary Photo sent by testimony in this regard as comingfrom one entity If thestory which Lamarre and Readriower told about his taking big profits from the company is true Meyers declared they are equally guilty And he It is inconceivable that they could be content with their small salaries when I was getting these Immense sums Then Meyers shifted to his hold ings of aviation stocks which Committee Investigator Carmine BellinO testified earlier amounted to more than at a time in early 1943 when Meyers advised his superiors he had no such stocks Meyers said that Bellino had testified the worth of stock was in the physical posses sion of his brokers Greene and Brock of Dayton and in Meyers account at the time Meyers ad vised air force chiefs that he held no aviation stocks That was on Febl 5 1943 Meyers asserted that he with drew this stock from his brokers in October 1942 and gave these very stocks to Ida Rae Curnutt whom he married in February 1943 He said he turned the stocks over to Miss Curnutt as collateral for of hers which he was Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Light rain or drizzle Thursday night changing to snow late Thursday night and continuingFriday Little change in temperature Thursday night becoming much colderlate Fri day afternoon and night Low Thursday night28 High Friday 28 Towa Cloudy with occasional light rain or drizzle overspreading state Thursday night but chang ing to snow northwest portion Thursday nightnorth and west Friday and southeast Friday evening 3 to 6 inches of addi tional snow islikely to accumu late in northwest and extreme north portions by Friday eve ning snow flurries and much colder Friday night Saturday partly cloudy and much colder Sunday generally fair and rath er cold temperatures Friday will range from average lows of 27 to average iighs of 28 northwest andfrom 39 to 43 southeast Saturday from 10 to 18 northwest and from 30 to 31 southeast ticking and price control power previously had arisen in both re publican arid democraticranks The opposition was prompted by the announcement of Senator Taf that the senatehouse economic committee which he reads will shunt aside these 2 pro posals to take a look first at other parts of Mr Trumans 10polnl antiinflationprogram Two other members of thecom mittee Senator Flanders R Vt and Sparkman said they are against any such proce dure While stressing that this stand should not be interpreted as a full endorsement of the presiden tial program they said they be lieve the controversial rationing and price control proposals should be debated during the current special Session even though they appear to be doomed This whole matter was slated for further discussion Thursday at a meeting of the senate repub lican policy committee Taft also chairman of this group said plans for putting a aid for Europe bill before the senate also Ferrier Road Damage Suit Goes to Jury A district court jury of one man and 11 women Thursday after noon was given the task of de ciding what damages shall be paid to Mr Ashley Jer rier Lincoln for the building of a road a half mile long through their farm arid from 56 to 74 feet away from the old Scenic highway which it relo cates jurys decision will be be tween awarded by the ap praisers after the countys con demnation and the claimed by the Ferriers in thenappeal from the appraisers award it was indicated by closing argu ments for both sides Ferriers attorneys Stone and Teas and D H Fitzpatrick arought out in their arguments iiat estimates of the loss in mar cet value of the 308i acre farm y real estate brokers varied from to while the estimates of loss by farmers who ranged from to would be discussed by the policy committee The stopgap aid legislation was approved unanimously by the senate foreign relations commit tee Wednesday Chairman Van denberg RMich said the ad ministrationbacked measure will have the rightofway over all other business once it reaches the senate floor estified 16000 Minnesota Light snow north and light rain or snow south por tion Thursday night Friday north and heavy snow south portion with 4 to 6 inches of additional snow accumulat ingby Friday evening Occa sional snow and much colder Friday night with considerable drifting and blowing snow in southern and eastern sections IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 35 Minimum 32 At 8 a m Thursday 33 Precipitation Trace Snow Trace Mother Sees Daughter Decapitated in Mishap Muscatine Don Carl son saw her 5 year old daughter Carol Ann decapitated in an ac cident on a corn elevator at the CarWbn farm near here Wednes day Sheriff that the Fred girls B Nespers said hair or clothing became entangled in a shaft and that she was hurled head first into the machinery Mrs Carlson and a son Bobby 13 were unloading corn at the ele vator and the little girl was play ing nearby at the time of the ac cident YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 51 27 Thats a Rug New York UR The new champagne colored rug in the central lobby of the Hotel Wal dorfAstoria is one of the largest ever made in the United States The rug is 69 feet long and 48 feet wide a total of 3312 square feet It weighs 3500 pounds and was shipped to the hotel in 3 sec tions from the manufacturers i A pythonomorpha is a subor der of extinct marine reptiles of serpentlike appearance found fossil in the Upper Cretaceous rocks of Europe North and South America South Africa and New Zealand Damage to the farm according to Ferriers attorneys included loss of 8J acres of land loss be cause of the need of moving the fence the necessity of farming small irregular tracts removal of the road approximately 140 feet farther from the farm build ingswhich were built to face it and loss of underlying the new road which is included in a lease with the Hallett Con struction company to be paid for at the rate of 12i cents a cubic yard if removed There were 42 000cubic yards under the road worth it was estimated by the attorneys County Attorney James R Brown and his assistant Murray H Finley told the jury however thatthere was noproof thatthe gravel was of any commercial value because it is overlaid with from 5 to 12 feet of dirt and the gravel is not clean according to County Engineer R E Robert son A gravel pit is now being worked some distance farther south on the Ferrier farm All jurors except those engaged in the Ferrier case were excused by Judge M H Kepler subject to call Stumbling Page Injects Human Touch Into Stately Ceremony EDITORS NOTE Russell Landstrom Associated Press staff writer has handled news of Britains royal family for 6 years in cludingthe tourof South Africa last winter Thursday morning he occupied one of the coveted seats in By RUSSELL LANDSTROM London future queen of Britain was married to Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey Thursday in a ceremony of medieval splendor fused magnificence whichdeeply moved some 3000 guests from the world over The 21 year old princess never more fair was radiantly happy In the few seconds of quiet granted to her and her bridegroom be fore the return procession to Buckingham palace she confided to intimates that she was overwhelmed by the drama of the ceremony rooted in the nations finest traditions Her lips trembled Philip obviously was nervous as the couple received first the congratulations of closest kin and then the thunderous ovation of the multitude outside the Abbey most sacred of British shrinesv Except for one slight many did not notice because of their obscured positions in the Abbeys architecturally intricate wedding service meticulously planned weeks ahead of time and rehearsed Wednesday night ascended to its impressive climax without hitch F The sole mischance came as the bridal party moved slowly from the altar up carpeted steps to the chapel of St Edward heCon fessor who founded Westminster Abbey Blum Agrees to Form New French Rule Paris Blum agreed Thursday night to try to form a government of public safety to bring peace to Frances troubled labor situation Against a backdrop of wide spread communistled strikes in critical industries Socialist Presi dent Vincent Auriol prepared to Rq before the national assembly Friday to appeal for confirmation of the 75 year old socialist states man as head of a widely based cabinet Blum needs a majority of as sembly votes before he can begin formation of his cabinet There was no indication as yet how much of the right wing would be included in the cabinet by Blum thrice premier of France Some sources believed Paul Rey naud last premier of the 3rd re public and an independent would be named vice premier France meanwhile recalled to the colors part of the 1947 mili tary class to bring the army up to normal strength underlining to Frenchmen the seriousness of the domestic situation The recall order btoadcast over the national radio chain brought about 140000 more troops into the army at a time when the govern ment was trying to stem a spread ing strike wave half of the 1947 contingent of troops not due to be demobilized until spring was freed a few months ago to provide manpower for industry and agri culture Auriol was reported to have completed hs consultations with party leaders who flocked to the Elysees palace until late Wednes day night after the resignation of Premier Paul Ramadier and again throughout Thursday morning Approximately half a million workers were reported on strike throughout France as Ramadier quit Special security guards were posted in Paris and other tense French cities to prevent possible violence Coal mines automobile factories and Mediterranean ports were tied up by communistled strikes A millers strike led to fears of s bread shortage Marseille was regarded as one of the most troublesome of the French trouble spots There troops were unloading food from ships tied up by a longshoremens strike Michael of Kent a page stumbled twice tugging at the bride s long lacey train but not losing his grip Quickly Princess Margaret Rose chief bridesmaid stepped forward and steadied the child Momentarily confused Michael shot a glance at his mother the elegant duchess seated with Elizabeths family on the north side of the sanctuary and then passed on while the organist drove full power into a psalm of praise That was a human touch to the stately colorful ritual which seemed to take hold of every heart in the majestic cathedral where 80 Britains genius of ages gone is entombed The forms of the ceremony down to the last syllable of the re sponses and the last note of the impressive music were known to all before this day of public rejoicing but the emotions of the spectators gave many shades of intimate drama 80 years seemed to fall the She OIRJ President tradition to the Thief Steals Building Bloomer Wis are searching for an enterprising thief who stole a building from the In land Lumber company The small structure and several cement blocks apparently were moved by a truck Truman Decides to Sit With Home Service Grid Club Philadelphia Truman tossed winds Thursdayand decided to sit only on the Army side of the field at the ArmyNavy football game Next year however the chief executive will sit on the Navy side when the Middies are the home team Heretofore the president chang ed sides between service classic halves of the Estimate 1500000000 Yule Cards York National Association of Greeting Card pub lishers estimated that 1500000 000 Christmas cards will be mailed this for each person in the United States Marshall Takes Off for Big 4 Meeting With Trumans Good Luck Washington Truman personally wished God speed and good luck to Secretary Marshall Thursday upon the sec retary of states departure by air for the big 4 foreign minister meeting in London I know you are going to have it because you know how to do your job Mr Truman said The president spoke into a mi crophone at the National airport where Marshall took off in the Sacred 4engined plane which Mr Truman has used so often Baby Sitter 15 Routs Burglar With Shin Kick Des Moines 15yearold high school baby sitter routed a burglar here Wednesday night with a kick in the shins and a few lusty screams Delores Ritchie told police that a man crawled thrfcugh a window of a home where she was taking care of a 4yearold girl She said that she thought at first that he was a prankster be cause he was wearing a white mask over the lower part of his face However when he grabbed some clothes she said she kicked the intruder in the shins and screamed for help When the state capital moved from Iowa City to Des Moines in 1857 Old Capitol and the 10 acres on which it stood became the pro ty of the university 2 Students Take Reno Roulette Wheels tor Profit of RenO UR Twn ctn i Reno Two college stu dents decided early Thursday to knock off for a bit while they were still ahead on the they started betting 3 days ago using a system they claimed was foolproof to beat the roulette wheel At one point in their 3day siege at the tables the University of Chicago Hibbs Chillicothe Ohio and Roy Wai ford San Diego were ahead of the game When they left Harolds club Thursday morning they warned Harold Smith one of the opera tors that they might be back Thursday night but we arent sure Still cleanshaven and neatly dressed after spelling each other 8hour shifts for 60 consecutive hours Hibbs and Walford knocked off at a m PST The break came after number 9 on which they had been betting continuously on one wheel failed to come up for 108 consecutive rolls They reached their peak Wednesday when their total win nings at Harolds and another club they previously had Played the number They stopped when they were ahead at the first club because the management changed the wheel Shortly after Walford came on at 4 a m the 2 young men looked at each other put their heads to gether whispered and picked up their worth of chips a watcher said They said they hadnt counted Iheir winnings exactly but they had won between andi sys Smith confirmed that his club had lost somewhere between and 34000 Apparently the 2 players had reached the mathematical point at which they had previously said they would abandon their tern at least temporarily Thousands of persons have be come penniless attempting to break the bank at gambling houses with such secret systems It was the 3rd day the pair of 23 year old students had spent trying out the system they in vented at the University of Chi cago campus IOWA TRAFFIC DEATH TOLL 492 3 More Fatalities in Single Day Hike Figure By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowas sharply rising death toll from automobile accidents stood at 492 Thursday after 3 persons died in accidents Wednesday At Council Bluffs Albert T Head 44 of Council Bluffs was killed when struck by a truck at an intersection Detective Charles Esbeck said the truck was driven by Harry E Mensen 38 of Emer son Iowa Lyle R Stark 27 a Lake View farmer died at a Carroll hospital of injuries suffered in an auto truck collision near Ulmer Iowa earlier in the day In the collision of his automo bile and a westbound RockIsland train at a crossing near Columbus Junction Earl Bedwell67 Louisa county farmer was injured fa tally SAME Bluck flat mcani trifflo death In pait 24 hours SOLEMN RITUAL UNITES COUPLE IN OLD ABBEY HeiressApparent to British Throne Promises to Obey in Ceremony London Elizabeth and her prince were married Thursdayin Westminster Abbey rode back to Buckingham palace through streets jammed with more than a million cheering Britons and departed Thursday night for their honeymoon in southern Eng land Before only 3000 kings queens and commoners but with the world listening in the heiress to the throne moved regally down the nave of the ancient cathedral on the arm of King George VI and became the bride of Prince Philip Mountbatten newly knighted and proclaimed Duke of Edinburgh in a ceremony com pleted by the archbishop of Can terbury at a m a m CST The 21 year old princess eyes sparkled below her diamond tiara She wore an ivory satin gown rich in embroideryand pearls She greeted her 26 year old bridegroom at the altar and they knelt before the primate of all England She promised to love cherish and obey the former prince of Greece and Denmark He promised to love and cherish her for better for worse for richer for poorer in the tradi tional Church of England cere mony Five kings and 6 queens among them the dowager Queen Mary saw the ritual Ambassador Lewis Douglas represented President Truman The Duke of Windsor whose abdication brought George VI to the throne and made Eliza beth the heiress presumtive was in the United States with his Americanbora Duchess The ceremony over the couple moved to the chapel of St Ed ward the Confessor In the chapel the princess lips trembledas she told friends she was overwhelmed at the cere mony But she moved sedately with the bridegroom to their glass coach as Londons church bells rang out and they progressed the mile back to Buckingham behind he Windsor grey horses Londons voice went up in jub lation at the occasion the great est ceremonial this warbattered capital has seen since Elizabeths father came to the throne in 1936 At the palace reception the couple cut the 6foot 600pound wedding cake with the sword the duke attired in his royal navy uniform had worn at the wed ding Europes royalty toasted them in champagne They left Buckingham palace at p m for Waterloo station in a coach drawn again by 4 of the Windsor greys The multitude clustered about the palace thun dered their best wishes and the king appeared on the palace bal cony to wave the couple a fare well Ahead of them was a 2hour trip by train to Romsey in Hamp shire The king queen and their royal guests pelted them with confetti They will go to the estate of Earl Mountbattcn the bridegrooms uncle where sentry boxes and a police patrol were set up to guard them Londoners had gathered early in the streets some coming in the night and they refused to go home hours after the ceremony There were drizzles in the early morning but blue patches of sky appeared as the wedding service began At times the princess responses to the ceremony were almost in audible to the spectators but the voice of the duke was deep and clear Prime Minister Attlee and for mer Prime Minister Churchill shared the spectators section with peers of the realm Russias am bassador Georgi N Zarubin was attentive A Buckingham palace spokesman said there had been no gift or message of congratula tion from the soviet government al least up to noon Princess Elizabeth and Philip officially are considered to be 3rd cousins although the distant blood relationship admittedly is compli cated in the line of descent The bridegrooms car arrived at the abbey a few moments ahead of the time scheduled This is a bad show he laughed we must get things right A moment later he emerged and the duke still laughing said I am glad to see there is a black cat watching the proceed ings over there A black cat is considered lucky in England ;