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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 24, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ClTYG TMl NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES All IOWANS HIIGHiORS HOME EDITION inrmj VOL LV Associated and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Ce MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 24 1948 This Paper Consists of Two One No AP Wirephoto TRAIN BURNS IN SPECTACULAR of flame leap from oil and box cars in Ira Tuesday night after a derailment of 4 tank cars caused an explosion and fire Flames spread rapidly to 11 other freight cars which piled up also The fire visible for miles caused no deaths Chicago and Great Western officials said 40 of the cars con tained oil or gasoline Boxcars held lumber and grain About 300 feet of rail was torn up Boxcars Burn After Wreck Estimate Damage at or More Ira Iowa spectacular train derailment and fire on the Great Western route here Tues day night caused damage esti mated Wednesday at or Britain U S Still Do Not Agree on Palestine Problem M Paris and the United States have not yet reached full agreement on all phases of recommendations to set tle the Palestine problem a Brit more An executive of the railroad said in Des Moines that although an official loss figure had not been computed it probably would run at least Fifteen cars of a Great Western freight were destroyed by fire and an additional 4 were damaged in the derailment Two derricks were at the scene Wednesday and the railroad hoped to have the tracks open by 7 p m Wednesday The heat from the blaze was so ish spokesman indicated Wednes day as the united nations political committee neared the end of Pal estine debate The spokesman said Britain agrees with only some United States proposals for UN concilia tion in Palestine Heeds Suggestions He added that Britain has heeded some American sugges tions and would modify the Brit ish demand for hard and fast boundary recommendations at this session of the general assembly Britain still wants the assembly to tell Arabs and Jews what boun daries to agree on the spokesman intense that at first firemen could sajd but is willing to postpone get no closerthan200 yards of this decision until some later ses sion Palestine debate opened before the political committee Wednes day morning with the Ukraine echoing Russias attack on the United States and Britain by charging that the two powers ac tually are closely united on Pales tine Protect Oil Interest Ukrainian Delegate Andrei J Galagann said the AngloAmeri can policy was aimedat protecting and extending the wests oil mon opolies and military advantage in A sei l st 1 democrat said Wednesday the the flaming wreckage The fire started when one of a group of 4 fuel cars was derailed and exploded as the train passed through this Jasper county town 3 Arrested for Lyle Robberies North Iowa Youths to Face Court at Austin Mitchell county boys have been ordered to appear in court Friday to answer charges of breaking into 4 business places to Palestine last May 15 when at Lyle Minn on Nov 13 Britain surrendered her holy land Charles Kriegelstein 16 of mandate Mitchell and Bill Laughlin 16 of Osage were arrested here Monday by Sheriff Albert Reinarz of Aus tin Minn a Minnesota crime bu reau agent and Deputy Lewis Haberkorn of Mitchell county and were taken to the county jail at Austin Kriegelstein was paroled to his parents until his appearance at Austin Friday before Judge Carl Tucker Says Money Needed Claims Assembly Lines Are Ready Washington T Tucker says all he needs now is more money And he thinks its in sight He told a news conference his hicago auto assembly line is all ready to start rolling out new rearengine Tuckers He said about 100 cars already have been built They perform he said like nothing you ever saw The auto maker called the con ference Tuesday to reply to a suit filed against him in Chicago The suit sought to force him into bank ruptcy This corporation is one hell of a long way from being broke he asserted Sioux City Block Swept by Flames Damage Unofficially Estimated at More Than Sioux City of unde termined origin swept a down town business block here early Wednesday and resulted in dam ages estimated unofficially at more than The blaze discovered in Smit tys cigar store was accompanied by an explosion which forced out windows and then raced to adja cent business establishments north in Jackson street and around the corner westward along 4th street Under Control Fire Chief Clarence Chappelle said that 5 companies were sent to the scene and he said about 2 i hours later that the fire appar ently was under control Firemen were handicapped in their efforts by sections of the roof of the 2story brick struc ture which collapsed and the fall ing in of ceilings and partitions The blaze drove sleepers from their quarters in apartments in the 1 2nd story of the building but fire fighters indicated that first search indicated no one missing or in jured Jewelry Stores Suffer Heaviest losses seemed to have been suffered by 2 jewelry stores in the block heavily stocked with Christmas merchandise These in clude Samuels Credit Jewelers and Grand Credit Jewelers Other badly damaged concerns include Nips Tavern and Smittys cigar store Numerous other concerns suf Big 3 Split on How to Handle Blockade fered smoke and water damage These include Jeans Gift Shop Caramel Crisp Shop Service Opti cal company Fabric Center Sign Center Sorensons Music Shop and the Spa Tap Says Controls May Not Be Necessary AP Wirephoto GETTING Bussom 17 months old gets her first look at an American turkey after her preThanksgiving day arrival at La Guardia field N Y Tuesday by plane from Frankfurt Germany Thats also her first U S lollipop She was accompanied by her parents Sgt and Mrs Arthur Bussom of Philadelphia and her 3 months old sister Doris The Bussoms met and were married during Sgt Bussoms 6 year assignment in Germany Seek Relatives of Man Who Died in Glendale Cal Friends here are seeking the whereabouts of the children of Christian Frederick Ulricksen drainage contractor and former resident of Mason City who died recently at Glendale Cal The cremated remains of Mr Ulricksen have arrived here for burial but no information has been received from any of the 4 children who are believed to sur vive him They are Harry Ed mund Ellen and Fred Ulricksen 4 Mr Ulricksen came to Mason Thanksgiving and Christmas City nearly a half century ago and worked for Peter Larsen in Gov Blue Proclaims Thanksgiving Des Moines Robert D Blue Wednesday proclaimed Thursday as Thanksgiving day in Iowa and urged lowans to give thanks for both the material and spiritual blessings which we en Christensen Is Acquitted of Charge of Slaying Brother Emmetsburg jury of 3 women and 9 men Wednesday acI A J quitted Nels Christensen 50 of 1 DQbbQUU I the charge of slaying his brother joy the middle east He insisted the general assembly should call on the Arab states to withdraw the armies they sent in I fore Washington UR A key senate t re the contracting business here be entering business for him The proclamation said that a materialistic and atheistic philos ophy of life has already engulfed huge portions of the earth and threatens to destroy the spirit of Let us thank the Lord our God with all our hearts and with all Baudler in juvenile court Laugh lin was still in jail at Austin The 3rd member of the group was apprehended at Oklahoma City Okla last week with 2 oth er Osage youths for larceny from automobiles at St Ansgar on the night of Nov 12 He is Keith No lan Ogden 17 of Osage who has been bound over to the grand jury at Osage for the St Ansgar thefts Fears Girl Meets Harm Has Been Missing Nearly One Month New Cabinet Announced in Venezuela Caracas Venezuela A high army officer said President Romulo Gallegos will announce Wednesday a new cabinet accept ble to the moderate wing of the military Gallegos ended a government risis Tuesday when he announced ae resignation of his old cabinet vhich helped him rule the coun ry since his inauguration last ebruary The informant said the presi dent will appoint 7 new ministers 11 of them independents At most nly 2 members of the accion emocratic party which domin ted the old cabinet will remain e said The government said the old abinet quit in order to permit Gallegos to reorganize the govern ment as he deems most fit LeMars County Sheriff Frank Scholer said Wed nesday he feels almost certain that Delores Bensley 15yearold LeMars girl who has been missinp nearly a month has met with foul play The sheriff said Delores has not been seen since sHe disappeared Oct 28 in company with a young stranger she met in a highway cafe at 3 a m on Oct 28 The sheriff is preparing to send posters to all parts of the nation in an effort to locate the girl He said that Delores and 2 girl companions had stopped at the cafe on the south edge of LeMars after attending a dance at Rem ten The girls had never seen the young man with whom Delores left the place he reported Delores purse was found on the highway the next morning Delores is the daughter of Mr Mrs Melvin Bensley He mother said she fears Delores either is dead or is being held against her will Sh Mid Delores had not quarrelet with her and described M devoted daughter cent drop in the cost of living may make price controls and rationing unnecessary Senator Burnet R Maybank DS who will be acting chairman of the senate banking committee in the new congress said the downward trend in some farm prices should reduce living costs even more by January He made his statement as the labor department reported that the cost of living dropped 4 of 1 per cent between midSeptember and midOctober It was the first drop in 7 months Economists said in dications are that the cost of liv ing has fallen still further during the past 5 weeks But former OPA chief Chester Bowles hinted that Mr Truman will renew his request for selec tive price controls and rationing despite the recent price drop Bowles predicted after a white house visit that the administration unquestionably will tatai action against inflation Hirohito Does Not Intend Abdication Tokyo The newspaper Yomiuri reported Wednesday that Emperor Hirohito had told confi dantes he does not intend to ab dicate The newspaper said however the emperor may express his feelings in some way when 7 of his former leaders are hanged for war crimes A poll by the newspaper showed 903 per cent of those polled and 81 per cent of the diet members oppose abdication our strength realizing that on the spiritual strength of America rests the hope of humanity to es cape the tyranny and slavery with which materialistic atheism threatens mankind Has Honor of Being Most Insulted Man Paris agreed Wednesday that French Minister of Interior Jules Moch was the most insulted man during the current session of the national as sembly The official records show that in 4 days Moch has been termed a liar 17 times a murderer 11 times a copper twice a dirty boy with a runny nose and a racketeer Nels whose eyes filled with ears when the verdict was read commented I always felt the Lord was with me Goes to Jury The case was given to the jury at 5 p m Tuesday and the verdict was returned at a m Wed nesday The defendant said he planned to go to the farm home of his soninlaw who lives 9 miles northwest of here Arrested Sept 4 Christensen was arrested last Sept 4 a few hours after he fatally shot his brother Julius 53 of Harlan at a public auction sale in Ruthven During the trial Christensen said he had been angry at Julius and in fear of him because he broke up my home Hazel Bar ringer divorced wife of Nels was in her car with Julius and her mother at the time the shooting occurred Hancock Lived Here Winthrop Mass View Inn here was remodel lee from what was once the summer home of Patriot John Hancock From China Sees Truman Washington Am bassador Dr Wellington Koo con lerred Wednesday with President Truman and said he found him most sympathetic to Chinas need for more arms and moral support in its fight against the communists Dr Koo said after his white house visit that he was encour aged by his talk with Mr Tru man Asked by newsmen why he replied Ill leave that to the president The ambassador said he would seek a meeting with Secretary of State George C Marshall who conferred earlier in the day with President Truman Presumably Chinas pressing plight was part of the TrumanMarshall confer ence Koo said he emphasized the ur gency of the Chinese situation to the president and its bearing on the cause of freedom and democ racy throughout the world U S Will Not Sign Note to UN Britain France Take Attitude of Conciliation Paris and France split with the United States Wed nesday on handling of the Berlin blockade crisis with Russia The United States refused to sign a note which the other west ern powers planned to present Wednesday to Juan A Bramuglia f Argentina president of the United Nations security council vho mediated the dispute result ng from Russias 5 month block ade of the western sectors of Ber in More Conciliatory The AngloFrench note was re ported to take a more conciliatory tone than the United States dele ation felt was justified But a British spokesman seek ing to minimize the apparent dif ference among the western powers said that the Americans were in formed of the move and acqui esced A French foreign office source said the joint note contained a memorandum delivered Sept 7 by Gen Sir Brian Robertson British military governor in Germany to Marshal Vassily D Sokolovsky soviet military governor Had to Report It was reported to be written in conciliatory terms and to have said that the reason for breaking off the talks of the Berlin military governors was that those of the western powers had to report to their governments The big 4 had reached a prelim inary agreement at on how to end the Berlin crisis The agree ment was referred to the 4 military governors in Germany to apply the finishing touches and put it into effect There the proceedings bogged down and 4 power talks on Berlin collapsed It is estimated 20 million mete ors enter the atmosphere of the earth daily SURPLUS DECLINES Des Moines had a net balance of on Sept 30 the states quarterly financial statement for the period ending on that date shows This is a de cline of about in what is commonly referred to as the state surplus CHRISTMAS SEALS Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy through Thursday Not much change in temperature Low Wednesday night 30 High Thursday 40 cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday with occas ional rain developing extreme north and east portions Wednes day night and Thursday A little warmer east portion today and entire state Thursday High to day 4045 Low tonight 3035 Minnesota Cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday Rain or snow north and central portions Wednesday night and east and north portions Thursday No decided change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics lor 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 38 Minimum 28 At 8 a m Wednesday 29 Precipitation trace Snow trace YEAR AGO Maximum 30 Minimum 15 HE CAN TASTE IT Mrs Birkholz 1430 4th S E performs Thanks giving season magic on the traditional holiday gobbler as son Richard 6 looks on smil ing in anticipation of the feast that lies ahead V Housewife Gets Double Bargain New York fP A Brooklyn housewife got a double bargain in Gimbels department store Tues day Mrs Stella Pangia 30 gave birth to a baby girl in the stores infirmary and immediately after vards store officials announced hey were giving her a layette ree Mother and baby are now doing nicely in a Brooklyn hospital Killed by Car White Directing Traffic at Scene of Accident Bellevue T Tebbe 35 Springbrook farmer was help ing direct traffic at the north city limits of Bellevue at a m Wednesday when he was struck by a car and killed Sheriff Lorin Feldevman said Wednesday The sheriff said Tebbe was flag ging down traffic at a highway junction a block from the scene of a 3 car collision which had oc curred a short time before The car involved in the Tebbe accident was driven by Roy C Brinker of Bellevue Felderman said Feels Hoax Not Intended Questions Breen on Disappearance Hayward Vfis UR District Attorney Winslow Davis said Wednesday he was convinced that no publicity hoax was intended or perpetrated in connection with the disappearance of former child singer Bobby Breen on a flight in to the north woods Davis questioned Breen for 2 hours Tuesday night and then told newsmen he believed the affair resulted from an unfortunate set of circumstances Breens agent Ernie Roth re ported him missing Sunday with his pilot when he failed to arrive here on a flight north for a deer hunting trip The report set off a widespread search that included more than a score of planes and hundreds of woodsmen and depu ies He finally was located Monday evening at a Glidden Wis resort where he had registered under an assumed name to avoid public ity He and his pilot said their plane was forced down there Sun day night Davis said a check of telephone calls from Glidden showed Breen actually had tried to notify Roth of his whereabouts but could not reach him SAME BlMk dwttk pact M Crack Train Is Wrecked in Alabama Birminnham Ala UR The Tennessean Southern railways passenger train from Memphis to New York wrecked near Fackler Ala early Wednesday Railway officials here said 3 rear Pullmans overturned causing minor injuries to several passengers Southern officials here said they had no reports of any one being killed The train was on the Memphis to Chattanooga leg of its New York run Officials said an apparent de railment tore up one and one hall miles of track before the train was halted The accident occurred about 3 a m 1 ;