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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 30, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE MEWSPArER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LV PtMi and United Full k Copy I MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 30 1948 This Piper Consists at Two No 44 of me Harbor Patrolman Charles A Vaneck and Robert L Schideman who were unhurt when the blast rocked their car 150 feet away said they saw a ball of fire shoot up above the telephone wires Order Oliver Plant Unions to Join UAW Charles City District leaders of CIO United Farm Equipment and Metal Workers unions were to meet in Cedar Rapids Tuesday to discuss an order of the CIO na tional executive board which would amalgamate that union with the CIOs largest the United Auto Vishinsky Claims Veto Was First Proposed by Roosevelt Paris Vishinsky of Russia said Tuesday that the United Nations veto which the Soviets have Invoked 28 times was conceived and proposed by Franklin D Roosevelt In a clear hint that Russia would not stay in the UN with out its veto power Vishinsky told the UN political committee The United Nations would not exist one day without the veto Any tampering with or elimin ation of the veto power for the great nations would kill the UN overnight the soviet deputy for eign minister warned The debate was the highlight of a day which most dele gates waiting for Bramuglia to deliver his swan songe as security council chairman by appointing a special informal technical com mittee to study the Berlin cur rency issue The western powers saw no hope of a settlement of the Berlin crisis They noted that Russia already had used the veto to block a settlement which the rest of the accept WATERFRONT BLAST DESTROYS PORT the concrete vault v left withstood the blast that blew a port engineer from the basement of a frame build ing to the street and started a fire in debris and nearby lumber stacks on the Portland Ore waterfront Monday night Walt Kratt suffered only burns and shock when thrown 100 feet Man Survives in Explosion Blown 100 Feet Out of Basement Portland Ore UR Walter Kratt was alive Tuesday to tell how an office building blew up and fell on top of me The blast on the waterfront Monday night was felt 5 miles away It shattered windows a mile from the scene Kratt was blown 100 feet out of a basement but he suffered only minor burns Kratt 47 an eningeer for the Portland dock commission was the only occupant of the 2story frame building when it exploded He was working late he said when he smelled gas and went down into the basement to investigate I turned orithe switch and the building blew up and fell on top world was prepared to Workers Paul Mathers business agent of Local 115 and Lloyd Robeson of Local 222 both representing workers at the Oliver Corp are attending the meeting called by Charles Hobbie district vnion president The Farm Equipment workers with some 42000 mem bers nationally were ordered Saturday to take immediate steps to affiliate with the UAW within 60 days The order came as the CIO up its national convention in Portland Ore with the right wing in full control Introduced by the Auto Workers president Walter Reuther the move was opposed by Grant Oakes FECIO president and a campaign suppor ter of Henry Wallaces progressive party Both unions have had juris diction over workers in the farm equipment industry as indicated by the full name of the The United Automobile Aircraft and Agricultural Implenvent Workers of America It has some 900000 members nationally A plan by which the Farm Equipment uriion would have joined the TJAW but kept its own autonomy within the larger or ganization was initiated by the FE CIO executive board early in 1947 It was turned down however by a referendum of the UAW mem bership Since that time discus sions as to joint organization have been broken off Mathers said that despite the boards 60 day ultimatum it was doubtful any final action would be taken before the unions nation al convention to be held in Cedar Rapids March 25 to 27 Farm Prices Drop From January High Washington UR Average prices received by farmers have dropped about 11 per cent from Januarys postwar peak accord ing to the agriculture department Its monthly report on farm prices said a 2 per cent drop was recorded in the 30day period ending in midNovember It was the resnlt of lower prices for corn hogs citrus fruits butter fat cotton and tobacco In midNovember as the na tions record corn crop was flow ing to market the average price to farmers hit a bushel only 76 per cent of parity Parity is the price that would give the farmer the same purchasing power he had in the period 190914 The government supports the price of corn at a bushel of 90 per cent of parity But depart ment spokesmen said lack of stor age had compelled some farmers to sell at lower prices Also qual ity discounts are usually sharp a this time of year because of the high moisture content in the corn government Separated Berlin Now Divided Between East West Berlin communists set up a handpicked puppet govern ment for Berlin Tuesday complet ng the citys eastwest division Unwilling to risk the results of a popular election the commun sts called a meeting of carefully elected leaders This meeting by a show of hands elected a mayor and a magistrate executive ad ministration claiming jurisdiction ver the whole city This action by the Russian acked communists came as the Jnited Nations considered a com promise proposal on currency vhich could lead to lifting of the ioviet blockade of western Berlin The communist move in the sov et sector made it virtually knpos ible for any agreement on cur rency to be carried out The cur rency dispute is a key to the Ber in crisis The Soviet Union now s in the position of making a ges ure in Paris toward settling the Berlin crisis while sponsoring ac ions in Berlin which would make agreement reached in Paris mpossible of achievement The communists named Fried rich Ebert namesake son of the first Weimar republic president as mayor of all Berlin To Ask for New Trial on Kidnaping Hollywood UR Because o conflicting testimony by a pretty witness Actress Madge Merediths attorney Tuesday planned to ask for reopening of a trial at which she was convicted of kidnap con spiracy Atty Jerry Rolston said he wil ask the reopening Barbara Whitworth 22yearolc exwaitress broke into tears a she told of being coached by the prosecution during Miss Mere1 diths criminal trial She testl fied during the current trial of a damage suit growing out ot th conviction Miss Meredith and 3 men were convicted and sentenced for the kidnapbeating of Nick Gianaclis the actress former manager SAME Execution of Japanese Is Delayed Supreme Court to Review Cases of Tojo 6 Others Tokyo Wartime Premier Hideki Tojo and 6 other top Jap anese warmakers won an llth hour reprieve Tuesday from the hangmans noose General Douglas MacArthur said they would certainly not be executed until the supreme court of the United States has acted on appeals by 2 of the con demned men The next scheduled meeting of the supreme court is Dec 6 1f the supreme court rejects the appeal next Monday as it did a similar petition by German war criminals Japans warmakers could be hanged on Dec 7 on the 7th anniversary of Pearl Harbor The appeals from the interna tional military tribunals verdicl were filed in Washington Monday in behalf of former Premier Koki Hirota who helped plot Japans prePearl Harbor war plans and Gen Kenji Doihara known to the Chinese as the bird of evil omen The Associated Press asked the supreme allied command whether General MacArthur would rec ognize the appeal and order the execution of these 2 men delayed or whether he will ignore the ap peal This brought the following state ment from MacArthurs public in formation office In reply to a query from the press as to whether the condemned Japanese war criminals would be executed before action could be taken on appeal to the supreme court of the United States Gen eral MacArthur categorically re plied certainly not Four Children Dead in Fire in Ottumwa Jews Arabs Sign CeaseFire Pact for Jerusalem Tel Aviv Israel ff Jewish and Arab military commanders signed in Jerusalem Tuesday a pact for a complete and sincere cease fire in the holy city The agreement is effective Wed nesday at 6 a m Greenwich mean time Midnight CST It will end a year of bloody fighting in the city which is the site of shriisar and 3 great religions Christian Jewish and Mohamme dan Only Half of Cars Go on Waiting List Washington suburban Washington automobile dealer said Tuesday that only 50 per cent oj his cars have gone to cus tomers on his regular waiting lists in the past 31 months The statement was made by Lawrence Kenyon treasurer of the KenyonTeck Inc Arlington Va a Chevrolet dealer He testi fied before the house committee investigating questionable trade practices Kenyon said that his company felt it had obligations to take care of customers beyond our regular order list He said these obliga tions involved people such as doctors and business men who had dealt with the firm in the past We felt we had incurred obli gations to take care of old service parts customers who felt insulted if they were asked to put down a deposit and get on a waiting list he said Kenyon said the company fol lowed the policy of taking title to a large number ot automobiles de livered from the factory These cars were then classed as dem onstrators automobiles driven by employes of his company as a form of advertising To Rule on Warren NewTridl Motion Waterloo Judge Shannon B Charlton was sched uled to rule Tuesday afternoon on Wilbert Warrens motion for a new trial of a riot conspiracy charge on which he was convicted If the motion is overruled pro nouncement of sentence was ex pected to follow State and defense attorneys argued throughout the morning on the former Rath Packing com pany employes attempt to set aside the verdict of guilty re turned by a jury last Oct 2 Aged Woman Dies After Car Crash Creston Lee Gripp 81 died Monday in a Crestou hos pital of injuries suffered in a truckcar collision near here Sat urday evening Five other persons suffered only minor injuries Attending physicians said Mrs Gripps injuries also appeared to be not serious and that she prob ably died of shock due to her ad vanced age Mrs GrSpp was riding in a light truck driven by her grandson Ivan Pettit His son LcRoy 9 ac companied them Seek Forger Who Cashed Checks in Cedar Rapids DCS Moines forger who has cashed 5 checks on a Cedar Rapids bank was being sought by police here Tuesday Police said the forged checks were on payroll blanks of the Master Building Construction Co and were drawn on the Merchants National bank Cedar Rapids One of the checks was for police said AP Wirephoto White Ottumwa is led from his house by firemen after 2 of his children and 2 stepchildren had perished in a fire there Tuesday Firemen said they died of suffocation Six other children in the family were not at home at the time Ihavis Widow Offers Re ward for Slayer Ames Henry W Chavis widow of the Ames Can ling company owner slain Nov 8 Tuesday offered a reward of for capture of her hus Dands killer Mrs Chavis decided to offer he reward after conferring with the Story county sheriff Story county attorney and agents of the State Bureau of Investigation Her statement offering the re ward said I am offering a reward of for information leading to the arrest conviction or affirma tion by the highest appellate court of the persons or persons who shot and killed my husband Henry W Chavis on the early morning of Nov 8 Mrs Chavis said the reward offer will expire 6 months from Tuesday 2 Iowa Farm Youths Match Pet Steers for Blue Ribbon Chicago Iowa farm boys matched their pet steers against each other and the na tions best Tuesday in the big contest for the International Live stock Expositions grand champion steer award Among the contestants most of them veteran cattle raisers were Bob Schmidt 17 Delmar Iowa and Glenn Mommsen 18 Miles Iowa friendly rivals in animal husbandry for 10 years Serious Contender Young Schmidts blocky velvet furred AberdeenAngus Block Boy became a serious contender for the title of Americas finest meat animal by winning the jun ior grand championship Saturday and capturing the open competi tion for summer yearlings Mon day Mommsens Aberdeen Angus Marshall Austin Are in Hospital Washington ff Secretary of State Marshall is in Walter Reed hospital for tests and examina tions it was disclosed Tuesday Warren Austin U S delegate to the United Nations also is a pa tient there and underwent an operation Tuesday morning Marshall and Austin each re turned recently from the Paris U N meeting In their absence John Foster Dulles a republican is acting head of the United States delegation Michael J McDcrmott state de partment press officer announced that Marshall is in Walter Reed but was unable to say whether the secretary of state is suffering any serious ailment The hospital announced Austin has had an operation The nature of the surgery was not disclosed but the announcement said it was uneventful and that Austin is re covering satisfactorily Austin is 71 senior calf placed 2nd to Schmidts as reserved junior grand cham pion and Monday won the open event in which it was entered This put them on almost equal footing but they still had another hurdle to clear before the contest for grand champion steer Both animals are entered in judging Tuesday for the best Aberdeen Angus of the show Best Wether Lamb In competition late Monday a 140pound Hampshire entered by he University of Wyoming was udged the worlds best wether amb It was the first time in the shows 45year history that the champion was a Hampshire The Iowa State college won the reserve championship with a Southdown The Iowa State college also von grand championship pen of lambs award with 3 Southdowns Reserve honors went to Ohio State university with a pen of Shropshires Madame Chiang KaiShek Arrives in San Francisco KILLED IN WRECK Oranre City Buek elman Sioux Center was killed near Rock Valley Monday when his gasoline truck upset in a ditch Cause of the accident was not known San Francisco UR Mme Chiang KaiShek landed at Mof fett field at a m PDT Tuesday on her way to Washington to personally plead for allout American aid to China The first lady of China smiling and vivacious despite her 8000 mile journey was greeted at the airport by military and state de partment officials headed by R Muir assistant chief of protocol for the state department Mme Chiang wilt leave on Sec retary of State Marshalls private plane The Sacred Cow1 at 8 p m PDT for Washington She will arrive about JO a m EST Wed nesday Wears Dark Dreu Mme Chiang was wearing a dark anklelength Chinese dress and a beaver coat when she alighted from the navy transport She was hatless She did not talk to reporters Also on hand to greet here were T K Chang Chinese consul general at San Francisco Retired Adm C M Cooke former Ameri can navy commander in the west ern Pacific and Rear Adm John R Redman deputy commander of the western sea frontier Guard of Honor A marine corps guard of honor in fulldress uniforms stood at attention when Mme Chiang stepped off the plane She was taken to the navy offi cers mess for lunch and aides said she will decide later whether she will visit San Francisco be fore continuing her journey to Washington Reports from authoritative sources in China said Mme Chi ang already has been informed of the major conditions on which U S aid to China would be granted They were reported to have been laid before Generalissi mo Chiang KaiShek in unofficial but authoritative diplomatic ma neuvering in Nanking and Shang hai Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Tuesday night Partly cloudy and warmer Wed nesday Iow Tuesday night 16 to 20 High Wednesday 42 Iowa Mostly fair Tuesday night Colder east Tuesday night Wednesday increasing cloudi ness and warmer Low Tuesday night 1520 east and 2025 west Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 5 de grees above normal Norma highs from 34 north to 40 south Normal lows from 17 north to 23 south Warmer Wednesday Becoming colder Thursday Warmer Friday and Saturday with light snow north portion Colder again Sunday Precipi tation will average about one tenth of an inch or less in the north Little or no precipita tion in the south Minnesota Fair Colder east por tion Tuesday night Wednesdaj increasing cloudiness and warm er with light snow north por tion in afternoon or at night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending a 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Tuesday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum 40 19 19 Trace 13 3 Safety Unit Asks Increase For Spending Des Moines ff Aluminum osts more than steel and that State Safety Commissioner Alfred Kahl says isonereason why the tate safety department needs more money next year Kahl told Gov Robert D Blue and Governorelect William S Beardsley at a budget hearing onday the license plates the tate will manufacture next year vill be made of aluminum in stead of steel because the state cant get steel Aluminum will cost about more than steel ae said The commissioner said his de jartment needs a year Tor the biennium beginning next July 1 This is an increase of a year Hollywood Stars Meet Royal Family London UR Ten glittering Hollywood stars added a touch of brightness to foggy London Mon day night when they were pre sented formally to Queen Eliza beth and members of the royal family following a royal command performance at the Empire the ater They were Myrna Loy Joan CauKield Vir ginia Mayo Patricia Neale Eliza beth Taylor Robert Taylor Alan Ladd Michael OShea Ronald Reagan and Billy DeWolfe Gary Grant and Ann Sheridan who were booked for the show were unable to get to London from Germany where they were on lo cation for a motion picture The queen Princess Margaret Rose and Duke of Edinburgh re ceived the Hollywood group in the lounge of the theater in Leicester Square where the world premier of Scott of the Antarctic was held The king absent because of a serious circulatory ailment sent his regrets Withdraws Demand on Negev Desert Paris withdrew in the United Nations Tuesday its demand that the Negev desert of southern Palestine be taken from Israel Harold Beeley of Britain told the 58nation political committee Brit ain is withdrawing her blanket endorsement of the plan of Count Folke Bernadotte the assassinated Palestine mediator The Bernadotte plan would take the Negev from Israel and give her western Galilee The Jews claim the desert under the 1947 general assembly partition boundaries Their military forces now occupy western Galilee A British spokesman said his countrys new position does not en dorse the partition plan but gives it more weight than the ft ti o Believed to V Have Died of Suffocation Youngsters Range From 5 Months to 5 Years in Age Ottumwa sleeping children aged 5 months to 5 years were killed Tuesday in a fire at their home Firemen said the children had died of suffocation There was some indication of burns from the intense heat Six other children in the family of Mr and Mrs Carl White were not at home at the time of the fire a m The dead Marcia Scott 5 a stepdaughter of Whites M y r a Scott another step child Lois White U Carl White Jr 5 months Firemen said all were asleep in a 2ndstory bedroom and that the fire apparently started in that room The house a 6room 2 story frame structure was not destroyed by the fire Fire Chief Harley McClure said the origin of the fire had been traced to a defective flue which ran up under a stairway Mrs White discovered the fire upon emerging from a neighbors house She saw smoke pouring from the 2nd floor and summoned help Hurry to Scene Neighbors who hurried to the scene before the fire department arrived said the smoke was too thick for them to go upstairs White a laborer at the John Morrell and Company plant was at work at the time Police in Ottumwa said they had notified W H Scott of Cen terville who is the father of the older 2 of the children who died Texan Halts Crazed Steer Stock Show Crowd Escapes Injury Chicago enraged steer which leaped a fence into the midst of terrified spectators at the International Livestock show was bulldogged and subdued Mon day night by a heroic Texas stock man Police said the quick thinking and courage of Lloyd Jinkens 48 Fort Worth Tex cattle breeder averted panic and possible death among the spectators Ten thousand spectators were watching a demonstration of how a cowboy cuts out a steer from a herd Suddenly the exhibition turned into a real life drama when the 800 pound Hereford yearling shied ran toward the crowd and leaped the 5 foot fence separating the spectators from the arena Jinkens riding Sugar a famous exhibition quarter horse spurred his mount to the fence Leaping from the saddle he cleared the fence and landed on the steers neck Digging his hands into the animals eyes he bulldogged it in true rodeo style smashed its head against the fence to stun it then led it subdued back into the arena Spectators who had screamed in terror seconds before applauded wildly Pleads Innocent on Tax Evasion Charge Des Moines A Bott ger 41 of Keokuk pleaded inno cent in federa district court Tues day to a charge of evading at least in income tax pay ments over a 4 year period At the brief arraingment the case was set for trial by Judge Charles A Dewey in the court term beginning next April 25 The government charges that Bottger reported income of 754 for the years 1942 through 1945 and that actually his income for that period was at least Persistent Fog Clings in Europe most per sistent fog in a decade fouled up western Europe again Tuesday The murk cut visibility to a few yards grounded planes slowed trains and snarled traffic tor the 4th succtMhw day ;