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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 29, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THt MCWSPArCt THAT MAKES ALL NORTH LV Prow and Fran full HOME EDITION rrrrnri si Man Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor now Important Are Carrier Ships PURENG the war we frequent ly heard bandied about fs the cost of training a combat pilot Whether this was ever fig ijfed out by somebody with a sharp pencil I never knew I al ways doubted it j But in the period since the war n at least one branch of air train ing a straightforward and busi hess like attempt is being made io arrive at an accurate figure in Bis area iri learned about it from the most authoritative source in connection iyith my recent aerial visit to Pensacola Pla socalled Ann apolis of the Air when I was a of the U S navy My in formant was my host Rear Adm ff W Reeves Jr chief of the pavys farflung program of air training Once Figured at To my question Do you think jhat was a fair estimate f the cost of training a combat ilot in World war II Adm peeves smiled a smile which sug gested a doubt about its accuracy t was clear that he preferred to alk about presentday training osts 1 With charts graphs and tables ijdm Reeves and his associate fixperts on fiscal matters keep a tothelastpenny check on the j ixpenditures for every element hat enters into the training of light students By a simple division of this to ral by the number of flight stu dents or cadets its possible to jjurrive at an accurate figure with Respect to the individual flight jiitudent jr At the last computation it was 1evealed that this average cadet ps costing the government 1 a month Since it takes 18 for a youngster to com blete his flight training we have jjii rather simple little problem in linultiplication to determine the of training a naval pilot f Present Cost hi Lets proceed Eighteen times 1 15313303 is Thats a ijittle more than twice the itorice tag placed on pilot training jjluring the war Inflation might jlccount for a considerable part ljjf the difference but not all A better explanation is that under ihe stress of war we couldnt take ime out to count the cost ac With such an investment in ijirospect it is understandable why naval air training command is jxtremely caieful in selecting the jimited number of youngsters for program Even with the an lual output of pilots in process of eing stepped up from 1000 to 600 a year there can be some nighty careful screening Theres i whole nation to choose from i Safety Is Emphasized While Im not insinuating a Principal motive so crass it is a luatter of good business to pre erve and conserve and guard youngsters who are well ilpng the way to winning their frings Never have I seen the safety factor more vigorously stressed than at the Pensacola sta ion and on the aircraft carrier visited Whenever theres a choice be iveen guarding life and limb on he one hand and protecting jquipment on the other the deci sion is always on the human side Stretched across the flight deck the carrier ship for emergency jse in case the planes tail Hook tails to engage one of the 9 ar resting wires are 2 cable bar iers They damage the plane but hcy protect the pilot Its Fart of Their Training This same attitude is reflected In the training station at Pensa cola presided over by able per onable Capt William Sinton One fthe most impressive structures jn the babe is a building given aver to dinning safety into the flight students Its called the survival building With dummy figures simulating Tumans the instructors under Capt Sinton get across the story sfhow important it is to fasten the safety belt and have the para chute in readiness along with dozens of other safeguards To make survival methods at sea in the tropics and in polar climes the more impressive and understandable special rooms du plicating those varied conditions jhave been developed with foli animal life and snow pre lented in a most realistic way Prepared for Emergency I In the giant swimming pool too jtheres a gadget which catapults pilots in full gear into the water As a prerequisite for advancing along the way toward a commis each student thus dunked inust inflate his raft and make other preparations for an extend ed stay at sea Proof that this stress on safety lipaying dividends at Pensacola to contained in the fact that there have been no deaths from acci dents at the station in the first II months of 1948 i Comprehensive Curriculum The months spent at Pensacola in basic training Its cur riculum is developed around the Specialized knowledge required by CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Centa Copy A CARRIER Rear Adm J W Reeves Jr chief of air training for the U S navy who was host to the GlobeGazette managing editor during his recent visit to Pensa cola Fla is quoted by Mr Hall in his One Mans Opinion commentary reproduced in an adjoining column A veteran of many a naval battle in the Pa cific Adm Reeves believes that the carrier ship must be the heart of the future navy To Welcome Mme Chiang Truman Plane Sent to San Francisco Washington state de partment announced Monday that Mme Chiang Kaishek will be received as a distinguished guest upon her arrival from China President Trumans former per sonal Sacred seing dispatched to bring her from San Francisco to Washington She s due to arrive here at 9 a m CST Wednesday The generalissimos wife has been invited to be the house guest of Secretary of State and Mrs Marshall She has indicated she accept Marshalls home is at nearby Leesburg Va Diplomatic authorities look for Mme Chiang to make an urgent Jlea for new American aid to China Although Mme Chiang is to be Jiven every courtesy it is clear hat American diplomats have 15t le sympathy with her unofficial mission To Be Arraigned on Tax Evasion Des Monies A Bott ger 41 oE Keokuk is scheduled to e arraigned before Federal Judge harles A Dewey here Tuesday on harges of federal income tax eva ion Bottger described by U S As sistant District Attorney William Sheridan as a slot machine opera tor is charged with evading at least 534000 in income taxes over a 4 year period Bottger was indicted by a fed eral grand jury at Keokuk on Nov 18 and is at liberty under bond Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear Monday night becoming partly cloudy and colder Tuesday Low Monday night near 32 High Tuesday 35 to 40 Iowa Fair and warmer Monday night Tuesday fair and slightly colder Low Monday night 30 to 35 Minnesota Cloudy with light snow north Monday night Colder northwest Monday night Tues day cloudy and colder with snow flurries extreme north IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclockMonday morning Maximum 32 Minimum ig At 8 a m Monday 22 YEAR AGO Maximum 35 Minimum i GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hdur period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 34 Minimum 23 At 8 a m Sunday 23 YEAR Maximum 28 Minimum zero SHOPPING DAYS LEFT MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY NOVEMBER 29 194g East Coast Dock Hands Back on Job Ryan Predicts Peace on Waterfront for Long Time to Come New York coast docka hummed activity Monday after a paralyzing 18day strike of longshoremen New Yorks waterfront re sounded to the familiar clatter of pier trucks and escalators Sunday as 2200 men reported for Sunday work following settlement of the strike Work in All Ports And a union chief said all 45000 longshoremen and 20000 clerks and handlers would be working Monday in ports from Maine to Virginia Joseph P Ryan president of the AFL International Longshoremens association also predicted peace along the waterfront for a long time to come There were new prospects of peace on the strikebound Pacific coast also Ratify Contract In the 4 major Pacific coast ports weekend votes by CIO long shoremen ratified an employer approved contract to end the 89 dayold maritime strike CIO longshoremens locals in the San Francisco Seattle Portland and Los Angeles areas approved the new pact and smaller locals were expected to follow suit Much still remained to be done however before the Pacific coast waterfront could be reopened The Atlntic coast longshore mens strike which had paralyzed shipping and slowed down many dependent industries came to an end when the ILA dockers voted 9tol on Saturday to accept a peace formula Israel Seeks United Nations Membership Paris applied form ally Monday for membership in the United Nations Britain which has been luke warm to the new state carved from Palestine will in no cir cumstances make use of its privi leged vote to bar the admission to the United Nations of any state which secures an unqualified ma jority 7 votes in the security council Sir Alexander Cadogan told the U N 2nd political com mittee Britain is expected to ab stain Benjamin V Cohen U S dele gate told the committee France China the U S and Britain agreed on the principle of not vetoing memberships Russia which has used 12 vetoes to block applica tions has indicated support for Israel Should Israel fail to muster the 7 security council votes needed she would have another chance after Jan 1 Colombia Syria and Belgium will be replaced by Cuba Egypt and Norway Norway voted for participation and Cuba and Egypt opposed 2 DIE IN CRASHES Des Moines highway patrol Monday reported 2 week end deaths in cartrain crashes Frank H Rothlesberger 63 Wat kins died in an accident in Ben ton county and Nellie May Burns 74 Clarinda was killed in a simi lar cartrain collision near Clar inda This Piper Conjisti of Two 41 RED CROSS EVACUATES FLOOD deep water a Red Cross team evacuates a family and be longings from a flooded house in Atlanta Ga Sunday af ternoon after historic Peachtree creek overflowed its banks and isolated several families in a fashionable north side area Heavy overnight rains brought similar flood condi tions in many parts of the state South Hit by Floods Wind Rain Snow Plague Midwest Chicago elements hit the nation in various forms Sun day Floods and high winds struck the south Rain and snow plagued many areas At least 5 persons were killed in automobile accidents attributed to the weather Another was missing Rainswollen rivers left their banks in 3 southern states Georgia Alabama and Tennessee Hundreds of persons were forced to flee their homes Property and crop damage was estimated in hundreds of thousands of dollars Snow to Rain Four Negroes were injured in a windstorm which hit Fort Davis near Tuskegee Ala A brief snow storm struck parts of Texas Okla homa and Kansas and then moved southeastwards with the snow changing to rain or slush and strong winds diminishing Three died in Georgia and Ala bama highway accidents and an other person was missing Two were killed on a slippery highway in Pennsylvania Southern floodwaters originated n northern sections of Georgia Alabama and Tennessee Roads Inundated Many roads were inundated Tear Montgomery Ala 335 con victs were evacuated from a prison farm to the Kilby state prison nearby when the Tallapoosa river rose Homes were evacuated in scattered floods around Birming lam and City Ala At anta Columbus and Macon Ga and Knoxville Tenn A number of Kansas and Okla loma communities were without electric service Sunday as the re sult of a snow and wind storm in that area Transportation and communications were disrupted Below freezing temperatures early Monday morning included LandOLakes Wis 12 Lone Rock Wis 18 Iowa City Iowa and Kirksville Mo 17 Dodge City Kans 19 Quincy 111 21 Minneapolis 22 El Paso 24 Salt lake City and Bismarck N Dak 26 and Fort Smith Ark 30 Erasistratus of Chios developed an atomic theory long before the Christian era MAKE RESERVATIONS Des Moines Farm Bureau said Monday 250 Iowa members of the organization have made reservations for the annual convention of the American Farm Bureau federation in Atlantic City which opens Dec 12 Army Guard Fires Rifle Hits Woman Washington guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier thought he heard a prowler in nearby bushes and shouted the usual Who goes there Hearing no answer he fired hi rifle into the air The bullet pierced the wall of the apartment of Jirmy Lt Robert T Coslett 500 feet away and struck Mrs Coslett in the left leg 2 inches above the knee Army officials said the guard Pvt William OConnor 20 of Bed ford Mass was within orders in firing the shot They said guards at the tomb are picked especially for their work and are under orders to guard the tomb with their lives Capture Man Accused of Shooting Hot Springs N Mcx fP A mountain sawmill worker accused of killing his best friend was wounded Sunday after a futile attempt to shoot it out with a posse of New Mexico peace ol iicers Chief Deputy Ollie Osborn said the mill hand Douglas Inman 38 will be charged with the fata shooting of Lee Callister about 57 Callisters body had been lying in the snow near Imnans cabin for 2 days when officers closed in at dawn Sunday Inman was nicked twice by the possemen when tear gas drovehim from a cook shack where he had barricaded himself for 3 days His father who said his son had been under a doctors care for a nervous condition tried without success to coax him out of the shack Ancient Rome had 14 aqueducts which brought in 300 million gal lons of water a day RCSeiberliiur and 3 children S P was struck by a Milwaukee switch engine at the crossing on 15th S nlght Seiberhng did not see the engine approaching police said on the track which ia on an open crossing Seiberling suffered a slight head woundMrs berhng a sprained ankle and facial cuts Lowell 13 a broken aim andTSert 10 head cuts AH were treated at the Park hospital and released Capt R C Schiffman of the Mason City pohce department points to some of the wreckage of the badly damaged auto Asks Answers on New Berlin Plan Plan Rites for 2 Killed inPlaneFire Bob Platts John Evanoff Die After Crash at Allison Funeral services will be held in Mason City Tuesday for 2 young men who were burned to death Saturday afternoon when their light plane crashed and exploded into flames near Allison They are George Robert Bob Platts 20 son of Mr and Mrs G E Platts 523 Adams N W John M Evanoff 23 610 Jack son S W son of Mr and Mrs Mike Evanoff The CAA explanation of the crash based on a report by the Iowa state patrol was A Cub Cruiser with plane number NC75658 Air Activities Inc Mason City Iowa Pilot took off from farm field after landing GEORGE PLATTS for visit circled and buzzed farm tore one wheel off on low pass crashed and burned Butler County Coroner Frank F McKean Allison gave this JOHN EVANOFF version of the crash The 2 young men landed the plane in an alfalfa field on the Jay Flynn farm which lies across he road from the Joe Roose farm Evanoff was a friend of the Roose family They invited Roose and his daughter Donna 14 to go for a ride but they declined because Roose said the ground was too soft to risk a takeoff Evanoff at Controls Roose his wife and daughter and Flynn stood at the edge of the ield and watched the plane a Piper Cub Cruiser take off with Evanoff at the controls The plane rose into the air circled and then attempted to land in the field again The plane pancaked onto he field and almost immediately burst into flames Rooce and Flynn obtained a small fire extinguisher but the heat was so intense they could not get close enough to the blaze to use it Coroner McKean said He be icved the 2 young men had been only slightly stunned by the crash and had died in the flames 3oth bodies he said were burned beyond recognition and the heat melted watches on the wrists of both men Flew Rented Plane The coroner said the plane had come from the municipal airport at Maiion City and was rented AP Wirephoto NAMED IDEAL FARMERS D A U G H T E Miller above 17 year old Osceola high school junior smiles after being1 crowned Ideal Farmers Daughter in a contest at the National Farm and Garden show Patsy was selected from a field of 10 finalists from 7 states See story on state Stanleys Trial Set for Feb 8 Accused of Getting Money by Fraud Trial of Mr and Mrs William Stanley on a charge of transport ing across a state line money obtained by fraud will be held in federal court at Mason City Feb 8 according to an order by U S District Judge Henry N Graven The Stanleys originally were scheduled to appear last Tuesday before Judge Graven in federal court here to enter their pleas Their jury trial was set for 10 a m Monday The postponement was granted in order to give them ad ditional time to consider their pleas Meanwhile they are being held in the Hurnboldt county jai at Dakota City They were charged by T E Dia mond U S district attorney for northern Iowa with obtaining through a fraudulent scheme from Curtis Larson Kas son Minn and transporting it across 3 state lines The Rat Got Away Fort Wayne Ind Knott was in his right foot when his wife aimed at a rat with a shotgun and missed it from the Mason City Air Activi ties Platts was born May 9 1928 at Bristol but had lived almost his entire life in Mason City He was a carpenter and partner with his father in the firm of G E Platts and Son He was a member of the K of C the Holy Name societyJunior Chamber of Commerce and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Besides his parents he is sur vived by 3 brothers Glen Harold and William all of Mason City and his grandparents Mr and Mrs W G Platts also of Mason City Services will be held at 9 a m Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic church San JuaneMarne post of the V F W will be in charge of military rites at St Josephs cemetery The PattersonJames funeral home is in charge A Rosary was said Sunday eve ning at the PattersonJames fu neral chapel Rosaries also were to be said Monday at 4 p m by the Holy Family Ladies Aid by the C D of A and the Foresters at 7 p m by the Holy Family parish at 8 p m and by the K of C at 9 p m at the chapel Born In Mason City Evanoff was born Sept 19 1925 at Mason City He was employed by the Mason City Bottling com pany He is survived by bis par ents a grandfather Mike Rash coff a brother Roy in the U S army at Fort Ky and 3 sisters Verna Bonnie and Mary Ann all at home Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p m at the Trans figuration Greek Orthodox church with Father Ambrose Giannoukos officiating ClausenWorden post of the American Legion will be in charge of military rites at Elm wood cemetery The McAuley fu neral home is in charge UN Group Would Seek Solution Bramuglia Wants to Issue Statement on Blockade Crisis Paris A Bramuglia of Argentina asked the big 4 Mon day to give him their answers be fore Tuesday on his proposal to set up a neutral commission to look for a solution of the Berlin currency problem Bramuglia wanted to wind up his months term as chairman of the united nations security council Tuesday with a public statement on the Berlin crisis Mere Variation Argentine sources insisted throughout the weekend that Bramuglia had developed a new plan for solving the Berlin crisis But after morning conferences of Bramuglia and the western pow ers it developed he did not have a new formula but merely a varia tion of earlier proposals and a suggestion for procedure Western sources were skeptical that Bramuglias idea would bear fruit They said no formal action through the security council was contemplated When Bramuglia and the west ern delegates met Monday morn ing the Argentine was under stood to have suggested the fol lowing procedure Neutral Committee 1 An informal agreement to create a neutral committee of ex perts including representatives of the UN secretariat to study the Berlin currency problem and try to find a solution satisfactory to both the east and the west 2 Set a time limit probably one month for the expert com mittee to study the problem 3 If by some miracle the com mittee found a currency plan ac ceptable to both sides then the east and the west would start at the same time and by degrees lift the blockade of Berlin and intro duce the soviet mark as the sole currency in Berlin Find Plymouth Man Wounded in Bed7 Shotgun at Side Lavern Loren Graversen 23 son of Mr and Mrs Soren Graversen Plymouth was in Mercy hospital in Mason City Monday afternoon in serious condition from a shot gun wound in his forehead He was found lying on his bed with a 410 gauge shotgun just before 8 a m Monday by his brother Leslie 20 according to the Cerro Gordo county sheriffs office The mother told the sheriff that Lavern came downstairs just be fore 7 a m and when she offered to make his breakfast he told her that lie was going back to bed He seemed in cheerful spirits the sheriff was told and went back up to his bedroom about Leslie said that he was in his bedroom adjoining Laverns and both the doors were open but he heard no shot He went in to awaken Lavern about 8 a m he said and found him bleeding on his bed with the shotgun beside him Another brother Duane 17 was sleeping in another adjoining bedroom but said he did not hear the shot either The charge entered just above the nose the sheriff reported and emerged at the top of the fore head Arizona Invited to Oppose Drake Phoenix Ariz Uni versity of Arizona was invited Monday to oppose Drake univer sity in the Salad Bowl football game here New Years Day A vote by Arizona players will decide whether the invitation will be accepted Arizona upset Marquette uni versity 2414 Saturday night It was Arizonas 6th victory in 10 games this season SAME OMT M ;