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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 27, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ASS D I I i A I J A j THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS voiiav AiMdttad Paa Pnu rull Leued Wlra Ctnti a Copjl MASON CIT1T IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 27 1947 HOME EDITION uiuu Coulits of Two One No 42 Gefs Woman Into Jam Pleasantoti Cal for the jelly got Mrs Earl Derry in a jam The elderly woman was passing a truck on ahill road when several jars of jelly began slipping from the front seat of her car She reached for them Her car swerved into the truck hit a guard rail and stopped with the front end hanging over a 50foot embank ment She was treated for shock and a fractured collar bone Former Iowa Man Is Ampng 4 Alive in Alaska Ship Wreck 45tifficers and Crew on HiFated Transport Are Given Up for Lost Ketchikan of the illfated Clarksdale Victory disclosed Thursday that officers arid crew ofthe wrecked trans port believed the ship to he about 25 miles off shore when it ran aground on Hippa island along the northern British Columbia coast Details of the grounding Mon daynight were related by Seaman Carlos M Sanabria 23 Honduras first of the survivors to be taken aboard the coast guard cutter Wachusett He was suffering se verely and exposure a fractured right wristand num erous bruises and lacerations Only Sanatoria was removed to the cutter Wednesday The other Mate Henry H Wolfe Oakland Cal and Third MatesWilliam M Haimussen of Modesto Cal and Clair E Dris coll of Log former taken aboard iThuradayt All were re ported infferlnt from ihock as well aifrom lont exposure to the The other45 officers andcrew men haVe been given up for lost In an interview with LL Cmdr G Wi Playdon of the Wachusett Sanatoria said the junior 3rd mate the non watch observed that the heavy seas were striking the ship in an unusual manner and reported this to the master who attributed it to the lightlyloaded condition of the ship Shortly after the vessel was lifted bodily by a roller striking heavily and then shuddered as she struck a rock She heaved and struck once or twice after this All hands were called to the boat deck to abandon ship but be cause of the mountainous break ers it was thought safer to remain on board than to attempt to aban don in the ships boats Ten minutes later the vessel split in 2 at the No 3 hatch The section containing the lifeboats and the crew slowly settled as the tremendous seas crashed overtheiboat deck The boats were swept away and in groups of 2 or 3 the crew was swept overboard into a mael strom of churning water wreck age oil and rocks The last I saw of the master Capt Gerald R Laugeson of Oakland he was climbing to the boat deck with about half the crew shortly before I was washed over the side Thevcold water was paralyzing andiny body took an almost un endurable beating from the rocks I was nearly strangled by my life jacket and one foot was badly cut from scraping on the razorsharp rocks After about 20 minutes I was washed ashore on a gravelled sec tion of beach between some boul ders and crawled to a log I passed out until morning SNOW AND RAIN MAKE SLIPPERY ROADS IN IOWA Report Mason City Hampton Waterloo Area Highways Icy AP Wirepioto CLAIR DRISCOLL of 4 Survivors Barbershop Pickering in Iowa City Flops Iowa City of barbershops by the Long Hair society which has been protesting the increase in the price6f hair cutsfailed to materialize Wed nesday Dick Johnson picketing commit tee chairman said he was unable to get enough fellows out Meanwhile the Iowa City Mas ter Barbers Association placed a full page Facts to the Public newspaper advertisement Frank Spratt president of the association said the barbers werent bitter about the long hairs and seek no fight with them We want to put out the advertise ment in order to help the students as well as the townspeople under stand why we raised haircut prices The individual price was in creased from 75 cents to Sam Bishop Long Hair Society chairman said the group would continue active protest JOYOUS DAY FOR IOWA FAMILY Thankful Son Among f 4 Ship Survivors Sheldon joyous Thanks giving Day Was being observed here Thursday by Mr and Mrs Floyd Driscoll with thenews that their son Clair 31 was one of 4 survivors from theshipwrecked Clarksdale Victory off Alaska Mrs Driscoll said she hoped they would get together for Thurs days especially significant Thanksgiving dinner with Clairs wife Helen who is visiting his parents at Granville Iowa abont 20 miles south of here Clairs wife who with her 10 monthsold son has been visiting her parents Mrand Mrs F B Schutz and theDriscolls for about 4 weeks plans to leave for the west coast as soon as she can learn where Clair is going to Mrs Driscoll said Wednesday night that she hadnt seen her son for 4 years Duringthe last war she said he flew 50 missions as an air force lieutenant over Africa He has been married for 3 years and making his home in Los An geles Too Much New York Mrs Jean Til ton 21 British war bride arrived in New York harbor Wed nesday aboard the Marine Jumper to join her husband Sgt Robert Tilton in Nebraska she took one look at Brooklyn and fainted By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowa had a mixture of snow and rain for the Thanksgiving day holiday The state highway patrol re ported 2 to 3 inches of new snow fell in the extreme northeast Lighter amounts fell in other sec tions in northern and eastern Iowa Rain was reported in parts of the southwest and southcentral areas The highway patrol said many highways were slippery Thursday morning Its road report as of a m included in sheltered spots Southcentral and southwest Normal of high way 30 in vicinity of Denison Carroll and Jefferson Nearly nor mal south of highway 30 Slippery with packed snow and ice in the Mason City area Light snow and ice to packed snow and icein the Hampton and Waterloo areas Two to 3 Inches of new snow and highways slippery in the El btder West Union Oelwtin and Decorah areas Slushy and freezing from Cedar Rapids and Iowa City as far t5 GrinnelL Roads slippery One inch flew snow at Cedar Rapids One inch of snow in Daven port West Liberty Tipton Clin ton and Maquoketa areas Roads slippery Light rain at Ottumwa but not freezing Roads normal in the southeast except around Burlington where it was snowing Des Moines reported a reading of 38 above at a m for the highest reading in the state dur ing the last 24 hours Dubuques 19 above was the states low There was a mixture of weather across the nation Thursday as It observed the Thanksgiving holi day Cold weather continued over the northeast quarter of the country extending eastward from the Missouri river valley and northwest from the Ohio river valley Chilliest spots were in eastern North Dakota and north ern Minnesota and northern Wis consin The mercury however did not drop below zero but was near that mark in some parts of the cold belt Sunny mild weather was re ported in the gulf and south plains states and in most of the western states although there were some showers in the central Rocky mountain states Snow drifts measuring 3 feet impeded high way travel in the area near Ashiabula Ohio but federal fore casters in Chicago said no ex tremely heavy snow fell in any section There were flurries throughout the Great Lakes re gion OKE Bia 4 S ON HOME SHORESThe globecircling flivver plane pilots George Truman and Clifford Evans receive a rousing welcome at the Van Nuys Cal airport after they anded their light planes Wednesday night Evans gets a big kiss from Cleo Moore Miss Van Los Angeles Tru man and Clifford Evans flying around the world in Cub planes observed Thanksgiving he r e first day on good old U S soil Aug 9 since last The 2 landed at Van Nuys air port Wednesday night after fly ing nonstop from Lethbrigc Can on the longest leg of their trip which started from Teter noro N J Fletcher Bowron ofLos Angeles along with a blonde queen ofthe Van Nuys festi val and 2500 spectators greeted the flivver plane pilots when they setdown their 2nd hand 100 horsepower planes How about a couple of tickets to the USCWotre Dame game Truman 39 asked They planned to resume their globetrotting trip Saturday via Oklahoma City Chicago New York Teterboro and Washington D C Wednesdays flight 1700 miles over part of Canada Montana Utah Nevada and California was the toughest along with flying the Atlantic and Pacific of the world trip they said The nonstop trip took about 13 hours Truman greeted his twin 10 month old daughters in Wash ingtnb D C during a broadcast A Chamber of Commerce ban quet had been arranged for the fliers 2 weeks ago but their leisurely trip from Alaska caused postponement They announced they were being extra careful on the last stages of their journey and postponed takeoffs frequent ly in the face of bad weather When they return to Teterboro they will be the first men ever to circle the globe 22500 miles in aircraft of less than 575 horse power Weather Report FORECAST Iowa Mostly cloudy Thursday afternoon and Thursday night with light snow in west portion Thursday evening Friday de creasing cloudiness and contin ued rather cold Low Thursday night 8 to 18 high Friday 25 to Shippers Forecast North 10 south 20 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 29 Minimum 14 At 8 a m Thursday 20 Precipitation 03 Snow j inch Petrillo Lifts Ban on CoOperative Programs New York Petrillo president of the American Fed eration of Musicians an nounced Thursday that hehas lifted hisban against music on cooperative radio programs ef fective immediately Petrillo said his action had no connection with a suit filed last month by theproducer ofthe show Information which charged the AFM with a secon dary boycott under the TaftHart ley act The AFM had prohibited use of musicians on cooperative pro grams offered by networks to member stations for sale to local advertisers unless each station using the program hired a stand by for each musician taking part inthe broadcast at the point of origin YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 43 15 Capture Australia Nazi Sydney Australia men of the American tanker Ce dar Breaks Thursday captured Dr Johannes Heinrich Becker for merly the No 1 nazi in Australia who had eluded commonwealth security police for weeks The center of a standard base ball is a piece of cork which has been aged for 15 years A gray piece of cloth seen on a white ground in red light appears bluegreen and on a black ground it appears red Justice Fines Flyer Costs on Charge of Careless Driving Hampton Justice George D Patterson had a new experience ii court here whenDuaine P Kelle of Melvin pilot of a Piper Cub was arraigned before him afte he unsuccessfully demonstrate his dexterity at treetop flying fo the benefit of relatives at Chapin Keller rented the small plane a his hometown field and flew to Chapin Wednesday to visit rela tives On arrival he swoopec down over a school yard the plane crashing after hitting some trees and a fence The plane was not badly damaged nor was Kel ler injured Justice Patterson pinched him a tut financially however when he Eined him and costs for care less driving The court had fined many drivers of cars on this charge but this was the first time it was imposed upon a flyer A barrel of underground oil can have as much as 1000 cubic feet of gas dissolved in it Rush Food to Starving Indians Salt Lake City Church of the LatterDay Saints Mor mon was preparing a caravan of trucks Thursday to rush food to Indians who are starving on Navajo reservations in southern Utah Reports from Blanding Utah near the junction of the UtahAri zonaColoradoNew Mexico state lines said the Indians were caught unprepared by early snow storms They had not gathered winter supplies of food and their coldweather hozans were not completed Many of the Navajos have been forced to live in tents Church authorities said 2 truckloads of foodstuffs were being loaded from the Bishops warehouse here The trucks left early Thursday with the hope of reaching Blanding by nightfall so that the Indians would have food for the Thanksgiving day weekend Iowa Farmer Killed in Traffic Accident Bcllevue Felder man 61 farmer of near St Dona tus Iowa was killed Wednesday night while his car was being re moved from a ditch on highway 5267 about 10 miles north of here Jackson County Coroner John J Tilton said that Felderman who had returned from St Donatus with a tow car to extricate his car was standing in front of his ma chine when it was struck by an other car Tilton said the other car was driven by Ralph Wohlers of near Bellevue Palestines Fate Hangs on 12 Votes United Nations Hall Flushing N Y future re mained in doubt Thursday while the United Nations general assem bly locked in a touchandgo bat tle over the plan to partition the Holy Land took a Thanksgiving Day rest On Friday the 57 United Nations will have to choose between split ting Palestine into Arab and Jew ish states or leaving the land and its people to fend for them selves when Great Britain leaves The outcome teetered on a one or 2vote margin with partition ists striking frantically to make sure they get at least 30 votes The Arabs have won at least 15 votes in their angry fight against partition and under the assem blys twothirds rule partition need twice as many votes to off set the opposition When1 the assembly quit late Wednesday afternoon partition had only 28 promised supporters short of the twothirdsmajor ity Partitionists counted heavily however on wooing Luxembourg France and Honduras out of the fencesitting sector and into the yes column before the crucial ballot on partition More than enough votes to carry partition rested with the large bloc of nations which while con stantly voting with the United States on all important UN issues has chosen to abstain despite American support for dividing the Holy Land Meanwhile Arabs campaigned for support of Liberia and made an apparently futile effort to re accredit Siams delegation to the UN in time for its vote The Sia mest were disaccredited Wednes day by the new Bangkok regime installed by a coup while the UN delegation was in New York French Head Fails to End Strike Wave Paris JP Premier Robert Schumans 4dayo 1 d coalition government faced its first test in the national assembly Thurs day with empty hands after be ing rebuffed by union leaders in a compromise effort to settle the wave of strikes paralyzing the na tion V The new premier was sched uled to go before the assembly Thursday to report on the situa tion and to seek approval of the cabinet which he organized last Sunday night Because of the large number of speakers scheduled to be heard during the debate it was uncertain whether the assembly would get around Thursday to a vote which SAME Black flat means traffic death In ptjt Si boars Wrong Motto Windsor Ont Davis 0 was shot in the right arm and rrested Wednesday night while llegedly attempting to hold up a rugstore On his chest was atooed the motto Death before ishonor It is estimated that modern Americans read at least 5 times s much as their grandfathers did may determine the fate of the new government Schumans first effort to settle the strike crisis fell flat when 20 striking unions affiliated with the communist dominated General Confederation of Labor CGT re jected a costofliving wage in crease proposed by the govern ment Of the remaining 19 nonstrik ing industrywide unions affili ated with the CGT the civil workers authorized their leaders to call a general strike Friday Others still were voting whether to accept the governments pro posals or join the strike Schumans cabinet had proposed that a costofliving differential of 1500 france about a month be added to every workmans sal ary and that subsidies for large families be increased The premier himself followed this offer with a radio appeal to workers to return to their jobs He toldthe strikers that they were being exploited by people for ends which have nothing in com mon with improving the work mans lot POTSDAM PACT GIVES LAND TO POLES RUSSIA Bidaults Position in Opposition to Views of Marshall and Bevin London IP French sources said their foreign miniver Georges Bidault would accept at Thursdays meeting of the Big Four the eastern frontiers of Ger many as outlined at the Potsdam conference The Potsdam decision was an agreement that pending final de termination of Polands western frontier large slices of eaitern Germany should be placed un der the administration of the Polish state In effect Germanyjs eastern frontier was pulled in to the Oder and Neisse rivers Parts of Bast Prussia were placed under the administration of Poland and parts under the of Russia including the fortress port of Koenigsberg Such a position by France in support of Russia would be in opposition to views of Secretary of State Marshall and British For eign Secretary Ernest Bevin who have insisted that the de facto transfer of German territory to Poland should await discussion and confirmation by an allied peace conference French information said Bi daulls expected acceptance of the eastern frontiers was a recogni tion of the changes as accom plished facts Millions of per sons already have been trans ferred from affected areas and Poland is administering the an nexed territory These sources implied France did not necessarily support the principles of the changes but was looking at the situation realis tically France was not at the Potsdam Big meeting of the U S Russia and Great Britain Some diplomats considered it possible that France by support ing Russia on the issue would ceive Russian indorsement for the alreadyeffected economic incor poration of the German Saar ter ritory into French economy Official British and Russian sources said Bevin and Molotov discussed matters of common in terest for 2 hours Wednesday night Informants said the min isters likely sought to reduce dif ferences of principles dividing them in their conceptions of Ger manys future Russian Ambassa dor Georgi N Zarubin attended the meeting at Bevins residence Diplomats speculated that an imminent showdown was pos sible which might determine whether the conference would succeed The lines were drawn sharply Wednesday when Soviet Foreign Minister V M Molotov accused the western powers of trying to impose an imperialist peace on Germany and of blockingGer man recovery while trying to con vert the country into a base for military adventures in Europe Russia on the other hand Mo lotov declared is struggling for a democratic peace for Germany His speech was regarded in America and British quarters as part of a propaganda battle de signed to build Russia up in the minds of the German people as a champion of democracy advo cates of speedy recovery from Germany and a strong opponent of those powers which Molotov charged are trying to dominate her The American view that Mo lotov was trying to use the con ference as a sounding board for soviet propaganda was reflected in the reply of V S Secretary of State George C Marshall who declared he was convinced that the soviet foreign minister does not really believe his allegations about imperialistic designs and the creation of slave states ;