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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 4, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPiR EDITED FOR THE HOME IEMRTMENT OF HltTCISY ARCHIVES CS HCIHES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LET Associated Press United Press Full Leased Wires IFlve Cents a Copyl MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY OCTOBER 4 194G This Paper Consists of Two One No 307 TRUMANS JEW STAND IRKS BRITISH EXPLOSION Carl Montello injured in fighting the flames which Friday swept the Sun Oil company aviation gasoline refinery at Marcus Hook Pa gets a cigaret light from Nurse Mary Hodzinski in the nearby Chester hospital AP Wirephoto 7 Persons Killed and 140 Injured in Refinery Fire Explosions Followed by Raging Blaze in Pennsylvania Plant Marcus Hook Pa Seven persons were killed and upwards of 140 ithers injured by fire and thunderous explosions which roared through a unit of Sun Oil companys aviation gasoline refinery 7 hours before subsiding early Friday Sun Vice President Arthur E i Pewjrr estimates Damage to the worlds He said a picking gland which failed caused gas to es cape and flash touching off the series of explosions felt 20 miles away in Philadelphia The fire swept unchecked for 4 hours after the first blast at p m Thursday was then brought under control but was not extinguished until Friday morn ing Many of the injured were vol uriteer firemen Theheaviest cas ualty toll occurred when flames racing out of a pump room reached a 125foot fractionating tower It went lip with a roar the shock rocking the countryside for miles All of the deaths occurred in hospitals here and in nearby Chester Pa Many others of the 69 admitted to hospitals were re ported in critical condition Thedead Michael Burke 39 Chester foreman in the section where the blast occurred DeWitt Haynie Woodlyn Pa carpenter Woodburn Bf James 47 Clay mont DeL mechanic Glenn Jones 33 Linwood Pa operator William Gallagher 48 Twin Oaks Pa mechanic Griffith Davis 43 Chester William Ward 20 iinwood Pa An 8th man Iceland Bailey AS year old ships cooki died during the blaz6 but accompany spokes investigation disclosed he slipped into the iiv er while a snip and drowned The s p 6 a n dis counted r first that Bailey had been blown cwerboard by the blast which occiAed a halfmile connection death ianBlyth of Council Bluffs last April Is A Fottawattamie county dis trict court jury of 11 women and one man brought in their verdict at a m Friday more than 13 hours after they had taken the case under consideration Defense attorneys immediately asked to be givenuntil to prepare exceptions and to file a motion for a new trial District Judge John A Murray granted the request arid set bond at DrAnderson was charged fol lowing the recovery of Miss Blyths body from the Missouri river last April 26 The state sought to prove the girl died as the result of illegal operation per formed by Dr Anderson Dr Phillip T Campbell of Omaha also charged with 2nd de gree murder in the same case is being held in Omaha pending the outcome of his appeal to the Ne braska supreme court on a habeas corpus action by which he seeks to avoid extradition to Iowa from the vessel3 Nineteen of the fire victims were reported in critical condition andhospital authorities said sev era were not expected to live In addition 52a Mar cusHook policeman was reported in critical condition after he was struck by an automobile while di recting traffic after the lire Alex Pctrovlch of Boothwyne a fire victim said It was horrible Men were screamlngytheir clothes 7 7 Another of the injured Nelson King of Del general foreman of the plant unit said When the explosion occurred the clacking tower simply disinte grated That blew apart the small building I was in A ball of fire just seemed to roll around and hit and ignite every building he added Shortly afterwards another ex plosion knocked down firemen and spectators Demos to Hear Johnson Des Moines Committee man Lester Drennen Thursday announced that Keen Johnson 45 former Kentucky governor and now U S undersecretary of labor would be the speaker at the demo cratic 5th district banquet here Oct 24 The U S production of lithium increased war sevenfold during the DOCTOR GUILTY IN GIRLS DEATH County Jury Out on Abortion Case 13 Hours Council Bluffs IP Dr James C Anderson Omaha arid Council Bluffs physician Jfridaywas found 3 JAPS TO DIE FOR EATING MEN Guam Three Japanese mil itarists were condemned Friday to dieon the gallows for cannibalism a crime so heinous it is covered by no rule of war tain a general a navy cap and a major listened un blinking as a U S military com mission ordered them to die for the roasted livers of 2 V S airmen downed on Chichi Jima late in the war They were Lt Gen Yoshio Tachibana the army commander Navy Capt ShizuoYoshii and Ma jor Sueo Matoba who also were accused of terrorizingtheir own men vwith drunken brutalities The charge of Which they were convicted was violatingthe laws and customs of war There is no charge to fit the crime of canni balism Vice Adm Kunzio Mori the top ranking navy commander on Chi chi Jima was sentenced to life imprisonment He was acquitted of any part in the cannibalistic orgy but was convicted of neglect of duty in failing to protect the executed airmen No Tricks Barred in Obtaining Meat Bellingham Wash ing meat by telephone these days restaurant operator Ray Anthony learned is risky business He ordered S20 worth of ham burger cube steaks and roasts from a butcher he never got it Some unknown person picked up the meat after overhearing the telephone conversation All rubies and sapphires gen uine and synthetic arecomposed of aluminum oxide Schachtt Fritsche Refused by British FRENCH REJECT ADMITTANCE OF PAPEN TO ZONE 3 Freed Nazi Leaders Find Only Safe Plac Is in Nuernberg Jail Nuernberg S army au thorities said Friday the British had declined to permit Hjalmar Schachtand Hans Fritsche ac quitted of war crimes by the In ternational Military tribunal to enter the British occupation zone of Germany ilt Gen Lucius Clay deputy American military governor an nounced that the French had re jected the plea of nazi diplomat Franz von Papen the 3rd of the acquitted German war leaders to settle in the French zone The 3 acquitted men still were in the Nuernberg palace of justice jail hopefully awaiting safe con duct put of the American zone They told attorneys and army of ficers they feared the treatment they might receive at the hands of the Bavarians around Nuernberg who want to try them under de nazification laws Col B C Andrus security offi cer said he was anxious to get rid of his star boarders but would keep them in his custody pending a decision at a higher level Meanwhile attorneys for 3 ad ditional nazi war leaders and for the SS elite guard filed appeals from with the al lied control council Appeals on behalf of 6 of the 19 men con victed Tuesday nowJwere before the coinicili erratic deputy Rudolf Hess who was sentenced to life imprison ment for Hans Frank Hitlers gauleiter in Polandand Jew Baiter Julius Streicher both con demnedto hang Already on file were appeals for of Bo hemia and Moravia nazi philoso pher Alfred Rosenberg and Dep uty Fuehrer Martin Bormann all sentencedto hang Bormann was tried in absentia All appeals must be before the council by p m Saturday SENTENCE IOWAN INCOME Gets 2 Years for Key Part in Black Market Sioux City Quirk of Odebolt Iowa accused of be ing the key man in a black market cornring Thursday was convicted of conspiracy and sentenced to 2 years in a federal penitentiary and fined The 5ury deliberated22 minutes and Federal Judge Henry Graven immediatelypronounced sentence C I McNutt of Des Moines at torney for Quirk filed notice of the clerk of district court after the sentence Quirk was released after a ap pearance bond and a ap peal bond had been posted Six other men have been sen to oneyear sentences were suspended and the men placedon probation and 3 fined 2000 alleged par ticipation in the ring An 8th man is to be tried in California where he now lives The men were charged with buying large quantities of Iowa and Nebraska cornat above ceil ing prices for sale to a Chicago bakery and fountain supply firm The Japanese administered a proprietary drug called migo zai to improve the night vision of their soldiers Mason City Expensive to Liquor Hauler Mason City definitely is not hos pitable to all visitors In fact Ray mond Jameson of Dubuque con siders us actually unfriendly and to use his words a little expen sive His complaint was registered with County Attorney M L Mason Thursday following Jamesons ap pearance in district court where he pleaded guilty to a charge of illegal transportation j9f liquor and was fined costs by Judge T A Beardmore Jameson already had forfeited a bond posted in police court on a charge of reckless driving in connection with an accident on highway 18 on the turn 3 miles east of Mason City Saturday even ing His car collided with one driven by Jewell Haines Charles City Not onlyv did the court appear ances cost Jameson quite a bit of cash in addition his 8 cases of Illinois whisky were confiscated by Judge Beardmore They cost him in the neighborhood of according to local estimates Jam eson wouldnt say He did tell the county attorney however in answer to a question that he had purchased the whisky in Mason City Pretty far to come from Dubuque for Illinois whisky was Mr Masons comment Jamesons only comment was when he learned the amount of his fine Youre a little expensive here arent you he asked The Dubuque man was arrested by the highway patrol and pleaded guilty to a county attorneys in formation N MttifTAl MARINESDUMP 1 US Soldier Wounded and 1 Chinese Killed Peiping JP Two hundred unidentified Chinese attacked the U S marines ammunition and supply dump at Hsinho 5 miles west of Tangku corps headquar ters announced Friday There was immediate specula tion that the attackers were Chi nese communists One marine was wounded slightly One Chinese was killed An other Chinese was captured and is being questioned by marine officers Corps headquarters which called the attackers unidentified Chinese reported they launched their assault at oclock Thursday night and were not re pulsed until a m Friday Fire from marines defending the dump forced them to withdraw the announcement said The Chinese did not penetrate barbed wire encircling the dump The attackers used rifles automatic weapons Gordell Hull Spends More Restful Night Washington navy re ported that former secretary of state Cordell Hull spent a more restful night than usual but that nis condition was still grave A 9 a m EST bulletin offered little encouragement as Hull fought a grim but apparently los ing battle for his life at the nearby Bethesda naval hospital The bulletin said Mr Hull spent a more restful night than usual Condition is still grave In a bulletin Thursday night the navy said the 75yearold eld er statesman had taken another turn for the worse lilt ntPiT SUPERFORT CREW OFF TO CAIRO OVER NORTH POLE Crew members on the Superfortress Pacusan in its flight from Hawaii to Cairo Egypt via the north pole are shown with Col C S Irvine of St Paul Nebr pilot in Seattle Wash Left to right Maj R Dale Wise Va R B Snodgrass aviation executive and flight engineer Maj N P Hays Seneca Mo Sgt E G Vasse Huntsville Mo Col Irvine Col B H Warren Omaha Nebr Maj J R Kerr Arcadia Cal Sgt G S Fish Apple ton Wis Maj J T Brothers Knoxville Tenn and Lt Col F J Shannon Philadelphia Pa International B29 Dreamboat Hops Off on 10300 Mile Flight Over Pole Take Top of the World to Cairo for Air Test Honolulu Pacusan Dreamboat thundered down the runway Friday and took off at a m a m CST on its 10300mile flight over the Arctic regions to Cairo Carrying the heaviest load ever lifted by a plane the B29 rose slowly into the sky after about a 7800foot run and headed out across the Pacific The great ships load totaled 148000 pounds Col C S Irvine of St Paul Nebr commanding the flight and his crew relaxed then confident of success as the plane climbed higher Colorful Hawaiian leis were draped about the necks of Irvine and Ws crew as they bade farewell to Hawaii The Associated Press listening post in SanFrancisco heard the Dream Boat report by radio at a m a m CST that it was proceeding normally at 1400 feet elevation Ive sweated out combat mis sionswhich were lots worse than this Irvine said with a grin just before the takeoff He tucked a box of cigars under his arm as he spoke All the boys are feeling fine about thetrip Irvine continued We are confident we can make it in about 41 hours Lt Col Beverly Warren of Omaha Nebr was at the controls as the ship rushed down the run way and was airborne He is an expert at takingoffheavily loaded B29c and he needed only half the available runway toget the wheels off the navys John Rogers airfield The runway of the armys ad joining Hickam field also was available but he did not need the extra distance Master SgtGordon S Fish of Appleton Wis crew chief said We will never beat the record set by the navys Truculent Turtle but a ship was never in better con dition than this one The Dreamboat was expected to make landfall at Sitka Alaska about 11 hours after the takeoff and then head for Juneau There the communications officer ex pectecVto encounter difficulty con tacting which had been alerted to watch the1 planes progress Irvine said he expected the first danger near the Alaskan coast where a warm air front may bring trouble with icing condtions The next danger spot was antici pated over Greenland From Juneau the plane willfly just south of Whitehorse B C and then directly acress the mag netic north pole across Green land to London The planes route will take it about 30miles from Paris over Bern Switzerland and thence to VeniceIt will cross Foggia Italy and then proceed on to Cairo Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and cooler with occasional rain Friday night and Saturday Iowa Cloudy with occasional rain in northwest portion and partly cloudy and mild in east and south portions Friday night and Saturday High temperatures Saturday afternoon 60 north west to 78 southeast Lows Fri day night 46 northwest to 53 southeast Iowas 5day outlook Mean tem perature will average near the state seasonal normal of 56 de grees No important trend until cooler Tuesday and Wednes day Precipitation will average about threequarters of an inch occurring as rain Saturday night and Sunday and scat tered showers Tuesday night and Wednesday Minnesota Mostly cloudy and cool Friday night and Saturday with rain over most of state except in extreme northwest and ex treme southeast portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 75 Minimum 53 At 8 a mFriday 56 Precipitation 18 YEAH AGO Maximum 68 Minimum 46 Meatless Days Ahead for Housewives Until Summer Washington agricul ture department took a long look at the meat situation Friday and told housewives they may as well resign themselves to shortages well into next spring and sum mer Consumers also were warned to prepare for a new round of meat price increases no later than again in April President Truman said Thurs day that the meat shortage prob ably would get worse this winter but the departments forecast left out the probably and saw little hope for much improvement be fore next summer Although meat output this year will be only slightly Under the record 148 pounds per person in 1944 the department said de mand far overshadows supply because nearly everyone has plenty of money and little to spend it for except food There should be a slackening in present abnormal demand by mid 1947 however as a result of small er foreign needs coupled with at possible drop in domestic pur chasing power and the competi tion of durable goods for the consumers dollars In regard to prices the depart ment pointed out that under the price control law livestock sub sidies must be sliced in half by January 10 and completely elim inated by April 1 On the basis of present subsidy payments to packers this would mean an increase in retail beef prices of between 6 and15 cents a pound in January with a similar hike in April Pork prices will go up about 8 cents and veal about 5 cents 1 The department said the outlook is glum for an early improvement in meat supplies Meat output during the re mainder of 1946 may be relatively low it said reflecting heavy marketings of hogs and cattle in July and August during the period of free prices and delayed fall marketings of cattle and spring Piss It said there is little chance for much improvement in beef supplies until next June when price controls are scheduled to expire This should mean large market supplies of fed cattle next summer Pork prospects are even darker Production next year is expected to be smaller than this year be cause of an indicated 15 to 20 per cent reduction in this falls pig crop This maybe only partly offset by the delay in marketing pigs born last spring Mutton and lamb also are ex pected to be even scarcer next year because fewer lambs are available for feeding this winter and next years lamb crop prob ably will be smaller FAMOUS BARNEY OLDFIELD DIES Heart Attack Fatal to Veteran Car Racer Beverly Hills Cal pldfield 68 former famous auto mobile racing driver died of a heart attack at his home here Fri day His wife Mrs Bessie Oldfield found him dead in bed Friday morning She reported he was alive and apparently well she arose and left the room to get the morning paper When she re turned a few minutes later she was unable to arouse him The former speed driver com plained Thursday friends said ol a pain in the back of his neck bul refused to have a doctor called saying he would visit his physi cian Friday His widow and their adopted daughter Mrs Betty Kelly of Bev erly Hills survive him Plan Use of Stadium for 160ISTC Students DCS Moines 160 college men next year may be living in the stadium at Iowa State Teachers college Cedar Falls under a plan approved by the state board of education The board announced Thursday it had let a contract to construe dormitory facilities in the stadium at an estimated cost of The board hopes to have the fa cilities ready for USE by spring PRESIDENT FOR DROPPING BARS ON PALESTINE Attlees Spokesman Says Statement Will Prejudice Settlement London spokesman for No 10 Downing street said Friday night Britain regretted President Trumans new pronouncement on alesline and believed it would a settlement of the problem of Palestines future The spokesman at No Prime Minister Attlees residence Attlee rdbeived the presi dents communication Thursday midnight and immediately cabled ttr Truman that H be delayed pending study by Attlee and For eign Secretary Ernest Bevin This request was not complied with the spokesman said sharply He authorized reporters to say that he made his statement after consultations with Mr Attlee In his cabled request to Attlee the president urged that Britain authorize immediate substantial immigration to Palestine An Arab statesman in London said prior to the comment from No 10 Downing street that president Truman would have to use more than 500 000 American trips to enforce his proposal A foreign office spokes nan said earlier Friday night that Britain could take no decision on the presidents call for new immi gration until the whole political future of Palestine was settled President Truman called on Prime Minister Attlee of Britain Friday to open Palestine imme diately to Jewish immigrants from Europe without waiting any longer for a BritishJewishArab settlement of Palestines future In apublic Torn Kippur day statement released here the text of which was cabled to Attlee Mr Truman also endorsed the Jewish agency plan for creation of a Jewish state in an adequate area of Palestine and rejected outright the plan for an Arab Jewish division of the Holy Land which Britain and many of Mr Trumans own advisers have been supporting He reaffirmed his support for the earliest possible immigration of 100000 Jews into Palestine but urged that substantial immi gration should begin at once be fore winter brings new suffering to the masses of Jewish homeless in Europe In this projected en deavor he promised American as sistance in the form of shipping and other economic aids The president thus divided the Palestine problem into 2 parts Immediate and long range He evidently abandoned the British thesis that some overall settle ment must be worked out before any substantial number of Jew ish immigrants could be per mitted In addition to promising aid in getting Jews from Europe to Palestine Mr Truman also re affirmed his intention to ask con next American immigra tions to allow entrance of thous ands of additional displaced per sons Furthermore he said should a workable solution for Palestine be devised I would be willing to recommend to the congress a plan for economic assistance for the development ofthat country Mr Truman set forth his own views as follows 1 In view of the fact that win ter will come on before the con ference Palestine conference in London can be resumed I believe and urge that substantial immi gration into Palestine cannot await a solution to the Palestine problem and that it should begin at once Preparations for this movement have already been made by this government and it is ready to lend its immediate assistance 2 I slate again as I have stated on previous occasions that the im migration laws of other countries including the United States should be liberalized with a view to the admission of displaced persons I am prepared to make such a rec ommendation to the congress and to continue as energetically as possible collaboration with other countries on the whole problem of displaced persons 3 Furthermore should a work able solution for Palestine he de vised I would be willing to recom mend to the congress a plan for economic assistance for the de velopment of that country The presidents statement re leased by Press Secretary Charles G Ross with the announcement that its contents were cabled to Attlee expressed Mr Trumans deep regret that the meetings of the London Palestine conference are not to be resumed until Dec 16 ;