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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 23, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Aisodaltd nd United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23 1946 Thia Paper Consists of Two Onft No 39 WOMAN SHOT IN IOWA BANK HOLDUP Rescuers Reach Airplane Survivors ALL 11 PERSONS ABOARD CRAFT REPORTEDALIVE J 3 lowans Among Crew j Passengers Marooned j in Switzerland Alps i Meiringen Switzerland I Sixty members of a rescue contta gent of Swiss Alpinists and mili itary personnel reached the seen of the C53 crashlanding high i the Swiss Alps Saturday afte ploughing through heavy snov drifts across a treacherous glazier Preparations were underway t bring the 11 marooned American down from the 8000foot glacia bowl with Brig Gen Ralp Snavely directing the dramati rescue operations for the U S J army i Brig Gen Ralph Tate deputy commander of U S forces in Aus I tria said the passengers most se riously sick or injured would b the first to be brought down H expressed hope they would read i a hut halfway down the moun tainside by Saturday night We dont know how many an injured or how seriously but in any event we cant expect any o them down here in the valley before Sunday Tate said When the injured finally are brought into the valleythey wil be placed on a special train am we hope they will be taken to an army hospital in Munich Tate said The C53 on a trip from Mun ich to Pisa crashlanded Tuesday near the steep 11000foot Strah leggpeak in the heart of the Bernese Oberland ah area lacec with innumerable treacherous crevasses The peak is 13 miles southeast of Interlaken and jus northeast of the mighty Jiingfrau The wives of Generals Tate anc Snavely and an 11yearold gir were among the 7 passengers Tates son Capt Ralph Tate Jr piloted the C53 Gen Tate said he talked with his son by tele phone and was told all had sur vived the ordeal The passengers were Brig Gen Loyal M Haynes head of the ad visory board of U S forces in Australia Mrs Haynes Col Wil liam C McMahon retiring chief of staff U S forces in Austria his wife and their daughter Mary Alice Mrs TateandMrs Snavely The crew members as an nounced at Vienna were Capt Tate 2nd Lt Irving Mathews of Richmond Va copilot Sgt Lewis G Hill Portales N M radio operator and Wayne G Folsom of Postville Iowa General Haynes is from Le Mars and Lorimor Iowa and Mrs Haynes formerly at Council Bluffs Silhouetted against the snow the rescue party looked like a huge snake as it crept slowly ahead over the snowdad glacier Newly fallen snow hid many crev asses and the mountaineers roped together ventured forward at the peril of their lives Approve EEA Loan Washington JP A loan of has been approved by the rural electrification administra tion for the Greene County Rural Electric Cooperative of Jeffer son Iowa jWeather Report FORECAST IAIason City Considerable cloudi ness and warmer Saturday night and Sunday turning colder late I Sunday night Low Saturday night about 34 wa Considerable cloudiness and warmer Saturday night and Sunday becoming colder Sun day night Windy Lows Satur Iday night 35 northwest to 40 southeast High Sunday 5560 Mostly cloudy with oc Ijcassional light snow or freezing Ijdrizzle in extreme northwest iportion Saturday night and in north portion Sunday IN MASON CITY telobeGazette weather statistics K 24hour period ending at 8 ilock Saturday morning iUaximum 20 Ijlinimum 13 8 a m Saturday 20 iVR AGO aximum 21 jinimum 12 AP Wirephoto LION TRAINER Dick Clemens pokes a whip at one of the lions which took part in a freeforall fight with 8 other lions and 2 tigers Friday Trainer Clemens only had a chair and stick to defend himself and when he restored peace 2 of the lions were dead Peoria 111 cage full of roaring clawing snarling wild lions and 2 noring their veteran trainer en Jaged in a freeforall 5 minute light Friday The beasts battled until ex lausted and when Trainer Dick Clemens who had only a chair stickto defend himself re storedorder Z of the lions were dead Clemens soaking wet from what he described the most har rowing experience in 20 years oi training animals escaped withoul a scratch Ive never seen such a fight in 20 years of animal training said Clemens who is about 45 They were all in it I was in the middle and I was scared The young lions I2yearolds on one side pf me and the old ones and tigers on the other Then all hell broke loose But they werent after me They were as intent on each other Brownout at a Glance Washington a summary of the coalsaving brownout order When and where at 6 p m in the District of Columbia arid 21 Delaware Illinois Indiana Iowa Kentucky Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mis souri New Hampshire New Jersey New York Ohio Pennsylvania Uiode Island Vermont Virginia West Virginia and Wisconsin It for nonessential refrigeration air condition ng outdoor or indoor advertising flood display decoration orna mentation showwindow or show case lighting It and escalator service to 75 per cent of nor mal in buildings with more than one elevator or escalator marquee ighting to 160watt bulb street lighting tosafety minimum If coal supply dwindles to a 15day level elevator service and treet lighting cut to 50 per cent of normal It coal supply dwindles o 10day level electric street car and interurban railways will be ut to 50 per cent normal operations elevator and escalator service o 30 per cent newspapers food preservation and refrig ration services Georgia State Official Hits lolumbian Leader in Court Floors President of AntiNegro and Jewish Group After Word Clash Atlanta Attorney General Dan Duke floored with his st President Emory C Burke of he antiNegro antiJewish Co umbians Inc Saturday in the ulton county courthouse after ley engaged in a verbal alterca on Burke sustained a gash over his ye in the clash which occurred Eter he and his attorney had been onferring with 2 judges over a uit being handled for the state by uke to revoke the charter of the olumbians Dad blame it Ive taken all I an from you Duke shouted nd landed the single blow that ropped Burke dazed and his face overed with blood to the floor ailiffs a moment before had made n unsuccessful effort to separate le 2 as they argued Later Duke said that his blow inded on Burkes head and that e struck after Burke made a re nark which I interpreted as in nded to imply that I was not an igloSaxon American The as stant attorney general said he egretted the incident and that he adtold court attaches he would aythe hospital bill The clash came just after Su erior Judge E E Pomeroy had ranted Burke and his attorney nother extension of 6 days in which to answer the states attack on the Columbian charter Judge Pomeroy said he was considering action against both Duke and Burke Minneapolis St Paul Teachers Set to Strike Governor Seeks Delay St Paul Minn Ed ward J Thye Saturday asked the Teachers Joint Council AFL to delay the strike it has scheduled to start Monday for at least 24 hours There was no immediate answer to the governors request in the capitol conference between the ne gotiating group and the governor Miss Letisha Henderson chair man of the TJCs finance commit tee said the teachers had author ized the strike and that it must go through unless certain points were met at the city council Picketting therefore will start at all public schools at a m Monday closing classrooms to 30 000 children unless an llth hour truce is called as a result of the weekend conference Minneapolis school teachers also were scheduled to strike Monday following a vote by the federation of men teachers AFL late Fri day rejecting the citys counter proposals in their wage dispute as if they were all after a piece of meat Clemens brought in the young lions from the Evansyille Ind 200 Friday and they were being introduced to 5 old lions in cluding the father and mother of the 4 and 2 tigers Clemens pxepared to ammals acts irTthe 30foot locked steel cage one ot the old lions struck at a tiger The tiger poked back and the fight was on The young lions fright ened tried to escape through a chute but they couldnt get out They moved so fast my eye couldnt follow them Clemens related in explaining how he at tempted to halt the battle Two of the young lions died one suffering a broken neck and back while a 2nd was so badly mauled it was shot Five minutes after the fight started Clemens said the tigers were back on their shelves and 7 of the lions back on their seats All of them he said still are pretty jumpy Brownouts Scheduled for lowans Brownouts will be the fashion in most Iowa cities next week un der a coal saving order by the ci vilian production administration But up until noon Saturday no order or directive had been re ceived by Charles E Strickland president of the Peoples Gas and Electric company in Mason City The Peoples Gas and Electric company which uses gas for fuel during the summer months has been on coal for the most part the past 3 weeks During winter months the com pany uses coal for the most part although some gas is consumed While we have accumulated considerable stock piles both in Mason City and at larg er amount than in normal the coal on hand will diminish rapidly if the supply is shut off Mr Strickland stated The brownout order is ex Jected to be received by most util ty companies by Monday morn ing at which time details of the plan to conserve fuel in that in dustry will be According to the Associated Press the brownout order an nounced Friday night to become effective at 5 p m Monday will drastically curtail the use of elec ricity from coalburning utilities in 21 states including Iowa In Iowa at least 20 cities de power from coal They mclude Atlantic where a brown out previously was ordered Des VToines Burlington Waterloo Ylason City Dubuque Davenport Ottumwa and Ames In Des Moines C A Leland jresident of the Iowa Power and jight company said he believed he street light restriction would apply only to socalled white vay lighting in business districts TRUMAN PLANS CONFERENCE ON COAL WALKOUT Iowa Included in CPA Brownout Plans for 21 States on Monday BULLETIN Washington Tru man returned from his Florida va cation at p m EST Satur day and told newsmen he cxpectec to hold conferences this weekenc on the coal situation Asked if he planned to hold any conferences Saturday or this weekend on coa the president said he would hold some conferences but would in form the press later just when He said he had no definite plans forany Saturday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The effects of the nations paralyzing soft coal work stop page began to spread throughout the country Saturday hitting nearly every phase of industry and business and bringing drastic fuelconservation measures from the government As industry spokesmen pre dicted an expansion in the ranks of the idle due to curtailment in coalrelated operations the civil ian production administration or dered a dimout in 21 states and the District of Columbia effective at 5 p m CST Monday In some cities large users oJ electricity for display purposes reduced or eliminated such light ing without waiting for thetime curtai nonessential use of electricity The dimout more drastic than in wartime will be in effect in an area extending from Minnesota eastward into the New England states As the number of idle because of labor disputes grew reaching at least a 400000 soft coal miners there were reports from scattered sec tions of the country of layoffs in steel railroad and other indus tries Federal officials in Washington said they may attempt to ease ef fects of the coal shutdown by pip ing natural gas from Texas to the east coast through the biff and little inch petroleum lines Denvers 76 public school build ings with coal supplies dwindling were closed and classes suspended for 55000 pupils School officials plan to broadcast lessons over radio stations In St Louis Wilson W Wyatt federal housing expediter said that every day that the coal mines remain idle means the loss of an evergrowing number of comple ions of veterans homes The CPA dimout edict bans use of electricity for lighting store windows or advertising signs and or air conditioning and refrigera ion except where essential Street lighting must be cut 25 per cent and all Christmas lighting displays were ordered blacked out The or der also restricts use of electricity to 75 per cent of that normally used in buildings except homes and for running passenger eleva ors and escalators The dimout wiU be effective in Connecticut Delaware Illinois Indiana Iowa Kentucky Mary and Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Missouri New Hamp shire New Jersey New York Ohio Pennsylvania Rhode Island Vermont West Virginia Virginia Wisconsin and the District of Co Search for Thieves Who Stole 400 Pound Iowa Safe With Bettendorf sher ffs are searching for a 400 pound safe which thieves rolled from he Bill Glynn tavern here early Saturday it was announced by heriff Walter Beuse The safe contained approxi mately the sheriff stated Betty Button Is Mother Hollywood Betty Button Saturday gave birth to a 6 pound 15ounce daughter in Ce iars of Lebanon hospital Miss lutton is the wife of Ted Briskin camera manufacturer AP Wirepholo STORM BLOCKS workers feared that 2 men were caught inthis automobile buried under a 25 foot snow slide on the Columbia river highway near Port land Ore in an unseasonal storm They dug hurriedly and found the 2 men apparently had abandoned the car before the slide hit tl S Compromise Offer Fail to Break Deadlock on Trieste Believe Big 4 Powers in Bargaining Mood Over Control Setup New York American offer to give up its veto power over the date for withdrawal of AngloAmericanYugoslav troops rom Trieste failed Saturday to areak a 4day deadlock in the Big Four council of foreign min isters But the Big Four were in a bar raining being ossed out by both east and and scheduled a Saturday night meeting to continue what at times his week has looked like a hope ess task Even though none of the major compromises offered by either side was accepted by the other the ministers displayed a conciliatory mood that was not so evident 24 hours ago The Big Four negotiations have lad their ups and downs Earlier his week the 4 broke what was expected to be their worst dead ock the Russians finally giving n and agreeing to placing broad almost dictatorial powers in the lands of the Trieste governor But no sooner was that settled han 3 other problems on Trieste arose to almost stature They were 1 Who willvappoint the pro visional government of Trieste be ore the permanent statute comes nto force 2 When will foreign troops be vithdrawn from Trieste 3 When will elections be held or a national assembly of Trieste Of these the withdrawal of roops is the most important De ate on the issue also coincides with soviet demands at the United Nations assembly for world wide ccounting to the security council of all troops in all foreign lands Secretary of State James F Jyrnes made the first move to ward breaking the deadlock on roops in Trieste Friday night vhen he offered to modify the aris peace conference recom mendation which in effect would lave given both the U S and Britain the last word on when heir troops should leave But Soviet Foreign Minister ttacheslav M Molotov rejected Syrnes offer and stood on his iriginal demand that the Big4 et an early and definite date now or evacuation Marshall to Tientsin Nanking and Mrs Marshall flew to Tientsin Satur lay for his first vacation in many months SEEK WOMAN IN IOWA GEM THEFT Fort Dodge Store Is Robbed of Diamonds Fort Dodge woman with large brown eyes was sought by police here Saturday along with possibly 4 accomplices in connection with the theft of between and worth of diamonds from a jewelry store H C Kirkberg operator of one of the citys largest jewelry stores told police that a woman between 40 and 45 years of age entered his shop Friday and asked to see some large diamonds Police Captain W L Gormally said Kirkberg related how he took the woman to a small display cubicle used for such transactions and showed her some diamonds from a leather display case taken from the safe The woman told Kirkberg that she was seeking to replace a stone thatshe had lost and expressed satisfaction with some of the stones he showed her Gormally said Kirkberg pre ceded the woman from the booth after stuffing the leather case and stones into a drawer After the woman left the case was missing The jeweler told police that he noticed that 3 men and a woman who clerks later told him were shopping for billfolds and lesser priced merchandise paid for their purchases hurriedly and left soon after the woman The exact amount of the loss cannot be determined Kirkberg reported until an inventory is made He said the loss was cov ered by insurance 2 MEN SNATCH OUT OF CARLISLE BANK Young Bandits Make Getaway in Car and Head Toward Des Moines BULLETIN Des Moines W Ne bergall chief of the Iowa bu reau of investigation said at p m Saturday that no trace had been reported up to that time of the 2 men who held up the HartfordCarlisle Sav ings bank The bandit car last was seen heading toward DCS Moines shortly after the holdup State safety patrol officers received a report that a car an swering the description of the bandits machine was seen head ing west on a gravel road south of the Fort Des Moines army post A motorist said he saw the car turn into a cornfield on this road then back out and head east at high speed An army plane joined the search by flying over the area southwest of Des Moines Sat urday afternoon Carlisle JP Two heavily armed and masked young men who started firing a submachine gun without warning robbed the HartfordCarlisle Savings bank of an estimated to shortly after 11 a m Saturday and fled by car after wounding a woman bookkeeper The bookkeeper Florence Hin richs 19 was wounded in the right arm by one of 3 bullets which zinged through a bank counter at the outset of the hold up She was working sealed at a desk at the time No one else was struck After the shooting the 2 men herded the banks employes into a corner and while the bandit with the machine gun stood guard the other scooped up the cash in the banks tills behind the counter They did not enter the vault which was protected by a time lock The robbery took but a few minutes and the men g5t into their green Plymouth coach and roared west through town Their car last was seen heading toward Des Moines at 60 to 70 miles an hour on Highway No 60 In the bank at the time were Guy D Schooler vice president and cashier E W Canaday also a vice president Dwight Prall teller Miss Hinrichs Mrs Pearl Wertman and Mrs Josephine Ad kins all bookkeepers and William Schooler son of Guy D Schooler Miss Hinrichs was taken to the Des Moines General hospital and it was believed her wound was not serious Prall gave this account of the holdup I was working at the counter When I looked up here were these 2 masked fellows Id say not more than 25 at the most and maybe only 22 or 23 The one with the submachine gun just started shooting They hadnt said a word Miss Hinrichs was back of the counter seated at a desk They may not even have seen her The 3 bullets came right through the upper part of the counter The fellow with the machine gun stood there covering us and they told us to get our hands up and get into a corner along the south wall Then the other came around the counter carrying 2 pistols He put one of them away then and got out a sack of some kind and went to the drawer where the currency was kept He scooped it into the bag and I dont believe he even bothered with the small coins They went on out then and got into their car and drove away It didnt have any rear license plate I could see them as they started west out of town Prall said the estimate of to 54000 taken was just a rough guess He said it was about the normal amount of cash the bank kept on hand but declined to say how much more may have been in the vault Another bank official estimated the loss at over Canaday said one of the bandits ordered him to open the banks safe I told them the safe was equipped with a time lock and it would take 15 minutes for it to open he said At about that time Canaday continued aboy walked into the sank and the bandits apparently jecame concerned over the time it would take to get into the safe They didnt say a thing just turned around and fled out the 1 23 iron Coilegelsl H FINAL ibama 1 2 Northwestern Eld Illinois 4 FINAL Ohio State Michigan FINAL 1234 FINAL FINAL Pittsburgh Penn State HI 013 1 ;