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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 9, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH JOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME tCPARTMCNT IF ANS ArtCHl VES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION irrrrm VOL LID Amctettd Fnw ud Uahtd Froi ruU Leurt Ccott Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY OCTOBER 9 1947 This Paper Consists of Two One No 310 DISTILLERS 0 K 60DAY HOLIDAY HAS SOLD MORE GOLD RESERVE Say of Supply Taken Out to Replenish Needed Dollars London Authoritativi sources said Thursday that Britain had sold more of its gold reserve to the United States to replenish its dwindling supplj of dollars It wasthe 2nd time in 3 weeks that Britain had dipped into its gold reserve the last defense against economic collapse Britain sold worth of gold to the U S for dollars on Sept 15 The new sale was believed to have reduced the British gold re serve to about The exact total is a government secret Chancellor of the Exchequer Hugh Dalton said last month after the first gold sale that the reserve was worth Sir Staf ford Cripps the new minister of economics said Wednesday how ever that he could disclose only that the reserve totalled between and These authoritative sources said the sale was consummated by moving gold held on British ac count from one vault of the fed eral reserve bank of New York to another vault and crediting this country with an equivalent amount in dollars To replenish British gold in New York the government shipped worth of gold to the federal reserve bank of New York on the liner Queen Mary which arrived there Wednesday British sources disclosed the new sale of worth of gold after Washington dispatches printed in Britain had reported this country was in the process of selling worth of its reserve vJ The sources the Washington correspondents erroneously assumed that the Queen Mary shipment would be sold immediately These sources also denied a Washington report that the Queen Elizabeth last week took worth of bullion to the United States The new sale coming so soon after last months transaction and Britains purchase of from the international monetary fund on Sept 16 indicated this country still was spending well over more in the Uni ted States than it receives for ex ports MRS E FERRIS DIES IN CRASH Hampton Woman Loses Life on Pleasure Trip Fergus Falls Mrs Earl Ferris widow of a Hampton Iowa nurseryman died in Wright Mem orial hospital at Fergus Falls early Thursday from injuries received in an automobile collision Her daughter Mrs Fred Beagan is being treated for a broken wrist and lacerations Die women were motoring west on U S highway 12 8 miles south east of Fergus Falls Wednesday when their car was struck by a truck driven by Lawrence Stahl of Alexandria State highway patrolmen say Stahl will be charged with crimi nal negligence to be arraigned before Municipal Judge Frank Barnes The 2 women were on a pleasure trip when the accident occurred Mrs Ferris son Wayne was in the vicinity on a hunting trip The women intended to visit him then go on to North Dakota for a visit Mrs Ferris was about 60 years old She was formerly Alice Franklin a native of Hampton Besides the son and daughter mentioned above she leaves an other daughter lrs Asa Kluever who lives in Ohio There are 5 grandchildren Argentina is the second largest of the South American countries with an area of over a million square miles SAME DATE flax meui BO tnttio death fii M konn Large North Iowa Cattle Feeder Is Doubtful About Staying in Business By HAL BOYLE Clear Lake farmer here recently received the largest single check ever issued to a cattle feeder in this today he doesnt know whether it is worthwhile to stay in business That is the dilemma of J D Richardson and many another midwest farmer who makes a ca reer of taking rangefed western cattle and fattening them into top grade heavy beef Ive been feeding cattle for 25 years and darned if I know what to do said Richardson tall blueeyed farmer son of a fanner He and others like him are be ing scared into reduced activity by the high price of grain the food fuel that ripens lean grassfed steers into the juicy fatgrained steaks that command a premium in metropolitan markets A fellow doesnt know whether its worth bothering about said Richardson Theyve got us over a barrel He figures that he can buy an 800pound steer for but that it will cost him a dollar a day for 300 or more days to feed it the corn and protein needed to plump it into a 1400pound target for the butcher That makes it cost me not counting the hay it eats or my own overhead and labor costs he said Nor does it include any in terest for my money But such a steer if sold on the present high Chicago market of about a hundredweight would fetch him only There is just no way you can figure it out on pencil and said Richardson It looks like a feeder is licked before he starts He has no inclination to go ahead and buy steers and gamble on the possibility that their sale price at the stockyards will be higher a year from now because he believes it is already too high You cant get Americans away jjf60000 from eating meat They just dont See Labor Act as Plank in GOP Platform Des Moines ol the TaftHartley labor act wil be one of the platform planks to be urged upon the republican na tional convention next year by Former Governor Harold E Stas sen of Minnesota and Senator Robert A Taft of Ohio each re garded as aspirants for the partys presidential nomination Both declared here Wednesday when they appeared on the same platform at a republican rally without precedent in Iowa that the new laborlaw of which Taft is coauthor already had pro duced results toward greater sta bility in labor management rela tions Both speakers told about IOC Iowa republican state officials committeemen and party work ers thaf the information they picked up in recent trips about the country pointed to a republi can victory in 1948 Stassen listed himself among liberals who he said had re strained party colleagues in con gress from going too far in en acting new labor legislation He advocated a definite stand by the national convention against any added restrictions such as m junctiOBs by private employers or bans on industrywide bargaining passage of the new labor law among 4 things which he said the republicans In congress did to wipe out the rubbish of the new deal He said the others were elimination of all but a few of the warborn govern ment controls a cut in President Trumans budget and the tax reduction program which the president vetoed Taft said the republicans were entitled on the congressional rec ord alone to ask support of the voters next year He added they could function as a party unit to promote public welfare public works and effective peace meas ures within the American prin ciples of freedom Stassen said the republican platform should be worthy of the support of the countrys youth its veterans farmers workers and small businessmen and that it should vigorously oppose mo nopoly and centralized agricul ture Stassen said their dual appear ance here had no political signifi cance Both had been guest speakers at the Iowa Bankers as sociation convention It is my view that one of the great strengths of our republican Darty in the current situation is that it is big enough to have room within it for a wide divergence of jositions Stassen declared It s in this manner that it can best erve the welfare of the people In a similar vein Taft said that le and Stassen had not agreed on some issues but that there was no ligagreement between them on fundamental party principles We are prepared to sacrifice our own divergent views to main ain party policy he said I did t in congress Stassen does it as a leader outside of congress Suspend 8 Year Term I Fort Madison Man Fort Madison OIR Jackson Ixickhart 34 Fort Madison rail road worker convicted of man laughter in connection with the death of James Paschal 69 year ld hotel night clerk was sen enced to 8 years in prison Wednesday However the district court sus lended the sentence but ordered xickhart to serve one year in the county jail for failure to pay a ilOOO fine growing out of the harge AP Wirephoto BLINDED PRISONER LEAVES Poster 24 wearing dark is assisted Deputy Marshal Edward Conway from federal court in Philadel phia after he was released on bond Posterblinded himself to keep Trom ever committing forgery again Philadelphia 24 old prisoner said to have blinded iimself to avoid committing for gery again has won freedom under bail to obtain surgical treat ment U S District Judge James P McGranery ordered Jerome Pos ter released Wednesday upon hearing Dr John I Weber medi cal officer at the V S public lealth service headquarters re port the man is apparently blind in both eyes Poster said his attorney Ray mond Pace Alexander used a lypodermic syringe in a prison cell to drain the fluid from his eyes while awaiting trial on charges of forgeries totaling Alexander quoted Poster as saying I would rather ruin my self for life than ever be con fronted again with the temptation to do more forgeries He said the sight of Posters fight eye gone and there is only 20 per cent vision left in the other U S Attorney Russell Killer objected to Posters release until the government could give him a thorough examination Dr Fred erick Baldi superintendent of Philadelphia county prisons said the mans sight was completely restored at Philadelphia Gen eral hospital LOOK 53 Persons Unhurt as Jlane Does Outside Loop See page 2 il Commissioners to iscuss Flood Control See state page HUGHES HEARING TO BE RESUMED Senator Ferguson Says No Definite Date Set Washington ferguson RMich announced Thursday a senate war investigat ing subcommittee will reopen pub ic hearings on Howard Hughes wartime plane contracts before Vov 17 the date previously set or the resumption Ferguson told reporters he had not fixed a definite date and had not notified Hughes Hollywood millionaire or other witnesses of he change in plans He explained he had decided o advance the inquiry because he senate appropriations commit ee had been called to meet Nov 8 on European aid problems and le wanted to attend The hearing on the contracts awarded Hughes re cessed abruptly Aug 11 after a bitter scrap between the aircraft maker and Chairman Erewster RMaine of the full committee Hughes charged that Brewster of fered to call off the probe pro vided Hughes merged Transworid airlines which he controls with the PanAmerican airways Brew ster denied the charge Train of Death La Serena Chile Train of Death as the conductor de scribed it arrived in La Serena Thursday En route Segundo Valle suddenly fell sick and died A few minutes later his 2yearold son Jose died Just before the train reached the station a passenger who was standing on the platform of the last car tumbled off and was killed First of World War Dead to Arrive on Friday at San Francisco Port San Francisco shell gray army ship theHonda Knot steams intoSan Francisco Friday on the final sorrowful phase of the second World war Her 3 forward holds carry 3012 caskets and 16 urns bearing the re mains of soldiers sailors and civil ians who died between Pearl Har bor and VJday They are the first of nearly 250000 war dead to be returned from Pacific and Euro pean battlegrounds in the next 2 years Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and mild Thurs day night and Friday Low Thursday night 48 to 52 high Friday 76 to 80 Iowa Generally fair and mild through Sunday except for some chance for a few scattered showers in the west and north central portions Saturday night or Sunday temperatures Friday will range from average lows of 51 to average highs of 77 southwest and from 48 to 73 northeast on Saturday from 54 to 82 southwest and from 51 to 79 northeast Minnesota Partly cloudy Thurs day night Friday generally fair and warmer IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 71 Minimum 43 At 8 a m Thursday 48 YEAR AGO Maximum 69 Minimum 50 Padway Dies After Talk at AFL Confab San Francisco of 56 yearold Joseph A Padway gen eral counsel of the American Fed eration of Labor threw the AFL convention into stunned grief Thursday and delayed a prospec tive showdown over John L Lewis refusalto sign a noncom munist oath Padway was fatally stricken midway in a long and violent at tack on the TaftHartley act on the convention platform Wednes day He died less than 8 hours later in Stanford hospital shock ing the 700 delegates and AFL leaders who had cheered his re marks without knowing he had sustained a stroke on the speak ers platform The chunky attorney in ill health for some time also seemed unaware of the seriousness of his condition He wisecracked about his clumsiness in twice knocking the mace from the speakers stand and stopped talking only when California Federation President John Shelley insisted he wanted tomake an announcement Pad way introduced Shelley Then the Britishborn labor lawyer slumped in a chair fum bled for his highbloodpressure pills dropped a glass of water and grabbed for his fluttering papers Finally his friend Daniel J Tobin head of the teamsters pro posed from the convention floor that Fadways report on the legal fight over the TaftHartley act be continued Friday afternoon The convention was recessed for lunch and Padway was halfcar ried from the platform to a wait ing automobile Few of the dele gates saw that President William Green visibly shaken when informed of the at torneys passing said Judge Padway died as he lived fighting for the cause of labor He arranged for a memorial service Thursday morning which previously had been set aside for a speech by Lt Gen Mark Clark commanding the 6th army The executive council meeting scheduled for the afternoon was to be recessed or abbreviated to al low forattendance at funeral services in Sinai Memorial chapel Burial was to be in Milwaukee where Padway made his home Colorado is known as the Centennial State because it was admitted to the union in 1876 just 100 years after the U S Declaration of Independence want corn mush in this country But I dont think the consuming public can pay any more for mea and I dont blame them if they wont City folks sometimes blame the farmer for these high prices bu the farmer didnt ask for them Wed be a lot better off if the prices stayed low Now were out on a limb Richardson got his check o 10000 for 138 high grade steers I figure that if I buy 100 steers at the present price to fatten he said they could lose me the price of the feed plus plus the cost of my labor So what is he to do Well he owns a 480acre farm of which 230 acres is in corn So if the price of range fed steers at Omaha drops enough to make it worth while to take a chance he said he migh buy 75 half his usual risk the bee price drop he expects Ive seen the bottom drop out twice he said soberly But the farm after a quarter of a century would be lonesome without beef cattle around and he can largely feed them with his own corn the corn he could sel now for a nice profit if he chose to I never sold a bushel of corn in my life though he said I al ways have to buy yom neighbors to feed my cattle And because farmers are tradi tional people he will go on as be fore on a reduced scale He feels his own case is typical So there wont be as much beef to eat in this country next year as for sure said Rich ardson The thing that would ease up the situation would be for us to quit shipping grub overseas That would bring the price down But I guess that isnt the way a lot of other people feel about it Increase Rents for Kentucky Area and Lift Ceiling in South Dakota Washington blanket 5 per cent increase in rents in the Louisville Ky area and removal of ceilings in part of one South Dakota area were approved Thursday by Housing Expediter Frank R Creedon It was the first action under a section of the new rent control law allowing blanket increases Creedon acted upon recommen dation of local rent advisory boards created under the rent control extension act of the last congress Simultaneously he ap proved continued controls in Charleston W Va Duluth Minn Superior Wis St Petersburg Fla and New Castle Ind as recommended by boards there Complete decontrol was ap proved for Lawrence county S Dak with the exception of the city of Spearfish This and the 5 per cent increase in Jefferson county Ky which includes Louisville became effective Thursday Water in nature is virtually in destructible continually changing from vapor in the air to liquid and back again but always remaining water In t erna ti ona I FRENCH BOY GETS LEGS FROM U since 1945 when he was run over by a train IS year old Claude Decure of St Aignon France unwraps his new limbs which complete with shoes socks and polish arrive as gift from United States organization American Aid to France W EAKL HALL Vice President W Earl Hall ReElected to Safety Office Earl Hall manag ing editor of the Mason City GlobeGazette Mason City was reelected vice president in charge of public information of the Na tional Safety Council in session here Thursday Ned H Dearborn of Chicago was reelected president Cleo F Craig vice president of the Amer ican Telephone and Telegraph company of New York was named chairman of the board Other vice presidents elected at the 35th annual conference are Farms Guy L Noble 2 fi nance and treasury O Gressen Chicago homes D B Armstrong New York City industry George A Jacoby Detroit local safety or ganizations K B Colman Seattle membership E W Kempton Pitts burgh schools and colleges Dr H T Heald Chicago traffic and transportation Leslie Sorenson Chicago arid women Mrs L K Nicholson Salt Lake City OFFERS TRAFFIC SAFETY PLEDGE Mayer Believes Oath Will Wake Up Public Chicago Addressing the or ganized public support session of the National Safety congress here Thursday John G Mayer New York assistant secretary of the National Association of Insurance Agents offered the nations traf fice safety planners an oath to be adopted countrywide in the interest of a steppeflup program of making the public aware of the mounting highway accident life and property tolls Mr Mayer represents his asso ciation as chairman of the advis ory committee of the National Committee for Traffic Safety Stating that any plan of action was worthless unless the public could be aroused to action Mr Mayer urged the delegates rep resenting the 85 national trade and industry groups coordinating public opinion for President Tru mans safety campaign to ask their organizations to adopt the pledge and repeat it orally at each meet ing of such civic organizations Pointing out that delegates present represented 138000 local jnits across the should reach every adult auto mobile Mayer showed how such a plan would snowball and prick public consciousness nto thoughtful action to stop this lighway holocaust At the request of the speaker he audience rose and repeated the pledge which Mr Mayers or ganization has named the Oath of Safety to I solemnly pledge to ray fel lowman that I will faithfully observe the rules of the road ex end the accepted courtesies of he highway and be everalert in the operation of my automo jile so that he whether he be pe destrian or driver shall enjoy the same privileges as I with every assurance of safety It was indicated that a con certed drive will be undertaken to install the oath as part of the program of luncheon clubs con ventions and public gatherings as well as in schools churches and comrtlunity meetings Principal speaker on the pro gram over which Mr Mayer pre sided was W Earl Hall editor of the Mason City Iowa Globe Sazette and chairman of the Na ional Committee for Traffic Safety His subject was Wake Jp and Live Flivver Pilots at Shanghai Shanghai Truman and Clifford V Evans Jr who are flying around the world in niper Cub planes arrived Thurs day from Amoy where strong winds had forced them down MOVE TO SAVE 10000000 BO OF VITAL GRAM Expect Long Shutdown of Liquor Industry to Start About Oct 25 Washington A 2 month holiday from the distilling of li quor to save upwards of 10000 000 bushels of grain for Europe was in prospect Thursday begin ning about Oct 25 Joseph A Engelhard of Louis ville president of the Distilled Spirits Institute said it is just a question of mechanics to work out the date for the shutdown asked by President Truman and his Citizens Food committee Engelhard told a reporter the switches cannot be pulled over night but that it could be done smoothly in 2 or 3 weeks My guess would be around the 25th he said Charles Luckman food commit tee chairman turns his attention next to the beer and ale makers Brewing industry representa tives will meet in Chicago Friday to discuss possible savings and will give Luckman their answer probably early next week Luckman said he has no doubt that the liquor industry will get together on the shutdown despite some uncertainty which developed at a conference on the plan Wednesday A number of Indus try officials concurred This was what happened at the conference Thirtynine companies were represented After a 2i hour dis cussion 18 voted in favor of the shutdown The remaining 21 firms abstained from voting saying they wanted to confer further with their directors or stock holders Luckman said all the major dis tillers were represented but he declinedto say how any indi vidual company voted The companies lie told news men were asked to 1 close down for 60 days and 2 release immediately all stocks of grain they have on hand or on order He said he assured the indus try on behalf of the administra tion that there will be no re quest that the shutdown be ex tended for a longer time but he said he could not promise dis tillers will not be asked to adopt some conservation measures when the holiday is over Luckman said he will name a committee representing the gov ernment the industry and the food committee to handle any hardship cases and to set a date for the holiday which he declared will start in not more than 3 weeks and possibly sooner t He rejected a proposal by the Distilled Spirits Institute joined by a few independent firms to operate under a 50 per cent re striction on the use of grain un til the new crops come in next summer The institute which represents about 60 per cent of the indus trys distilling capacity estimated the longrange program would save about 14000000 bushels of grain compared with about 11 000000 under the shutdown But Luckman said the alternate proposal would not faring results soon enough Iowa Cafes to Join in Food Saving Des Moines back to meatless days in Iowa restaurants In line with Trumans food con servation program representa tives of the Iowa Restaurant asso ciation which claims 1300 Iowa restaurant members agreed here Wednesday to serve no meat on Tuesdays and no eggs or poultry on Thursdays Association members said the program would go into effect im mediately As the program similar to one adopted during the war was ap proved members indicated that t could only work through co operation of all restaurants If a customer cant get a steak at my place and walks across the street and is served a Tbone its going to make it rough on me was the way one restauranteur put it Early reactions of customers to the program have been mixed members indicated with some persons thinking the program is all right and others objecting vigorously The association also called for such foodsaving measures as re ducing the number of crackers served with soups and cheeses eliminating baskets of bread from the table and not serving bread and butter unless requested use of boiled dressing instead of dressings made of oil and elinuy nation of 3layer cakes ;