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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 10, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ARCHIVES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION iTTTTm VOL LIY AMKUM Prut Onltwl fnm roll LMHd Win Cento Copjl MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY OCTOBER 10 1947 Coialltl of Two Oat No 1 FFC DONALD R FORD Ss THOMAS G WAGNER Clear Lake WT FRANK S KING Mason City 8 North Iowa Bodies Among War II Dead The names of 8 North lowans are listed among 62 Iowa World war II dead whose bodies are being returned to this country aboard the USS Honda Knot as announced by the war depart ment Friday The North Iowa dead whose remains are beins sent to the Kansas City distribution center and next of kin are listed as fol lows QM Guy W Carroll son of Mr and Mrs Walter G Car roll 2535 North Federal Mason City WT Frank S King son of Mr and Mrs Raymond C King 105 15th N W Mason City Pfc Donald R Ford son of Mr and Mrs O E Ford Clear Lake Sft Thelen H Osnes son of John T Osnes Forest City S Thomas G Wagner son of Mrs Sarah Schmit Bode Delvert F gangs Free man Bangs Eagle Grove Beine taken to the Chicago quartermaster depot are Ensign Lawrence D Anderson August R Anderson Waukon Flight Officer Collin N Burlage Nick J Burlage Iowa Falls The dead are from the Pacific war theater The bodies were as sembled at Honolulu for trans port where the Honda Knot was scheduled to dock Friday night The Iowa dead are being taken to 4 distribution points in this majority going to Kansas City The other points are Philadelphia Chicago and Oakland SGT THELEN H OSNES City Des Moines Man Killed in CarTrain Collision Des Moines E Kort right 69of Des Moines was killed Thursday afternoon when the car he was driving was In col lision with a Burlingtpn passen ger train inside the city limits The car was carried 875 feet on the front of the trains engine Kortrighfs body was thrown from the car 100 feet west of the i crossing The train was heading into Des Moines from Ottumwa J V XJlrich of Ottumwa en gineer of the train told police that he didnt see Kortrights car until it was directly in front of the train SAME Buck neuti aatk IB put U Chicago Woman Heads U S PEG Sisterhood Los Angeles Bessie R Raney Chicago was elected national president of the P E O Sisterhood at the close of the bi ennial convention of the supreme chapter Wednesday night Other officers chosen included Mrs Laura Storms Knapp Ames Iowa first vice president QM GUY W CARROLL City NATION HONORS WORLD WAR DEAD 1 st of Bodies Reach Coast Port San Francisco na tions flag flew at half staff Fri day as America paused to pay reverent tribute to the first of her war dead returning from battlefield graves The funeral ship Hon3a Knot a converted army transport was slated to steam through the Golden Gate shortly before noon bringing back the first of the boys who didnt come home la her hold were some 3000 brown steel caskets imostly bear ing the remains of those who were the first to fall at Pearl Har bor 5 years and 10 months ago The Honda Knots c arrival marked the tangible beginning of the armys operation vast reburial program under which more than 250000 known war dead will be returned to home soil from overseas graves in the Pacific and in Europe The European phase of the op eration gets underway on Oct 26 when an identical transport ar rives in New York harbor bring ing the first bodies from the IT S military cemetery Henri Chap elle Belgium The great grey transport will drop anchor and pause for a time off San Franciscos Marina Green where the citys bereaved gathered to pay a simple heartfelt tribute to the vessels silent passengers LOOK ArmyIllini Contest Tops Saturday Slate See page 9 U S Conserves Grain as Europe Makes More Liquor See page 2 Senate Group Studies Long Range Farm Plan See page 10 State Brands Business in Year See page 8 ARAB NATIONS PLAN TO SEAL OFF PALESTINE Lebanon Syria Forces Massing Along Frontier in Move Against Jews Beirut Lebanon league spokesman said troops of the Arab world were maneuvering into position Friday night to seal off Palestines frontiers as the league resumed talks of military precautionary actions against Zionism Premier Riad Bey Es Solh ol Lebanon said our tropos have moved to the frontier Syrian sources said a large contingent of Syrias soldiers were massing on Palestines northeast border Other sources said British trained troops of King Abdullahs transJordan were massing at a halfdozen points along the river Jordan Abdullahs Arab legion is reputed to be the largest and best equipped Arab force in the middle east outside Egypt Lebanese war ministry sources said Fawzi Bey Kaukji rebel leader of Palestines Arab revoll of a decade ago was mobilizing 3000 guerrillas for movemenl Sunday to thefrontier and pos sibly beyond The Lebanese war minister Emir Magid Arslan has left for the frontier His deputy Sheik IVIunir Takieadine said Lebanese troops began moving before dawn but that thus far only a token force was n the field The U S military attaches of fice here said it had no reports of extensive troop movements A Jewish agency spokesman at Lake Success N Y said the Arab threats must be regarded as a propaganda maneuver and added the Jews of Palestine will not be frightened by bluff or The Lebanon Press said mech anized patrols of this force were ranging along the whole length of Palestines eastern boundary in readiness for what the papers called invasion of eastern Pales tine To the south reliable sources in Beirut said Egyptian forces were preparing to move into the cavay Was reporfel jcrosiinr Into Egyptian terrltitf at the invita tion of the Egyptian government to participate in cordoning ofl the Holy Land with a ring ol steel Saudi Arabian airplanes were reported unofficially tohave landed at Egyptian airdromes Emir Magid Arslan Lebanons war minister said of course we cannot disclose the movements of out forces but sources close to the war ministry estimated a mobile force of 2000 Lebanese soldiers reached the Palestine frontier before dawn Friday To counterbalance what it calls terrorist organizations and Zion ist forces which threaten the se curity of Palestine Arabs the Arab world has voted to throw a ring of steel around the Holy Land and to back Palestine Arabs with money A resolution adopted Thursday night by the Arab league council called upon Egypt TransJordan Syria and 4 states which border on the Holy to take military precautions on Palestine boundaries These 4 wereinstructed by the same resolution to make arrange ments for participation in the con templated military measures by the other 3 members of the Arab Saudi Arabia and Yemen At Lake Success N Y spokes men for Britain and for the Jew ish agency for Palestine minim ized the importance of the Arab league action The Jewish agency spokesman called it obviouslya propaganda threat timed to co incide with United Nations delib erations on the problem of the Holy Lands future British sources said the Arab countries would not be able to musterany major military force unless given considerable time Hector McNeil the British min ister of state declared I cant believe that these responsible gov ernments are permitting such ir responsible Superintendent Keeps Power Plant Operating as Employes Walk Out Winterset IF The municipal power plant operating with an emergency staff continued Fri day to an uninterrupted stream of electricity into the citys distribution lines All 8 employes of the plant quit suddenly last Monday and if it hadnt been for the determina tion of Superintendent Roy A Boling there might have been a power failure Boling however operated the plant singlehanded until he could muster emergency help The employes who quit charged that Boling had often flown into rages and used abusive language They demanded that the city council discharge Boling but at last reports the council was sup porting the superintendent Estimate Boost of 54761000 N C START THEM YOUNG Bee Clark is shown at the piano with herkindergarten rhythm band This is the way championship high school bands and orchestras are started in Mason Citys schools Its a long process but 1 J J J J i J GlobeGazette Photo CRASH INJURIES FATAL TO YOUTH Cresco Boy 3rd to Die in Minnesota Mishap Cresco Richard Kryson 19 son of Mr and Mrs Frank Kryson of Cresco who was injured in a collision south of Rochester Minn on thehight of Sept 20 in which his companion Raymond Bronner 21 was killed died in a hospital at Bochester at 6 a m Friday Also killed in the crash was Earl Jones of Spring Valley Minn driver of the other car Bronner was instantly killed when the car in which the 2 young men were riding on theirway to Rochester collided with one driven by Jones 2 miles south of Roches ter With Jones were his wife and Mr and Mrs B Weeks of Laurens Mrs Jones and Mr and Mrs Weeks were hospitalized Krysans body was brought to the Peckosh funeral home where arrangements were to be made Truck Driver Arrested in Iowa Womans Death Fergus Falls Minn Minnesota truck driver was under bond Friday for a prelim inary hearing next Tuesday oh a charge of criminal negligence to connection with the accident death of an Iowa woman Lawrence C Stahl 28 Alexan dria Minn appeared before Mu nicipal Judge Frank C Barnes Thursday after Mrs Earl Ferris 65 Hampton Iowa widow of a prominent nursery and seed man died of injuries at Wright hospital Funeral services for Mrs Ferris will be held at the Ferris resi dence Sunday in Hampton at 3 p m Burial will be in the Hamp ton cemetery Surviving are a son Wayne of Hampton and 2 daughters Mrs Ed Reagan of Hampton and Mrs A F A Kluver of Dayton Ohio The body is at the Greenfield funeral home in Hampton 3 Cedar Rapids Dairies Cut Milk Price J Cent Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids dairies have trimmed 1 cent per unit off the price of some milk and cream items The Sanitary Farm Dairies said they would sell regular milk for 16 cents and homogen ized milk for 17 cents a quart and coffee cream for 19 cents a lalf pint Shortly afterward the North wood dairy announced a 1cent reduction in homogenized milk and its breakfast special and the Krebs dairy announced a 1 cent reduction in the price of lomogenized milk and cream it pays tall dividends Ask any student who has ever played on one of these championship organizations or any bystand er who has ever witnessed one of Mason Citys famous band festivals L Mason City School Children Start in Music at Early Age Kids Learn How to Spell Tschaikowsky Almost Before Cat By HAL BOYLE AP Staff Correspondent In Mason City the school kids learn to spell Tschaikowsky as soon as they do Mississippi This is one of the most music conscioussmall cities in America and it has a high school band that hasnt been defeated in state or national competition in 18 years They groom school children for band and orchestra work here as intensively as Notre Dame goes in for football And the training starts inkindergarten These junior members of the bubble gum set are too young to huff and puff through regular wind instruments so they begin by learning the basis of all rhythm Each kindergarten has its own small rhythm band and the concerts are more fun than Mother Goose Band playing is something you have to sink your teeth into The children therefore arent encour aged to start playing wind instru ments until the 3rd grade Before that their teeth arent too good and theyhave trouble with the reeds smiled Carleton Stewarthigh school band direc tor and president of the National High School Band association Stewart is a small pleasant man with a neat dark moustache and is now in his 17th year here He is as popular among the students as any athletic coach He has a record in competition that the late Knute Rockne might envy Our band has been in 9 na tional contests and won a first di vision award every tune he said Our orchestra has won a first division award in 5 of its 6 na tional contests The city was so proud of its hand that in 1934 its citizens voted to erect a school building devoted exclusively to instrumen tal first of its kind in the nation Since that was still a depres sion year it showed strong com munity enthusiasm anot support for our music program said Some 400 pupils are now study ing instrumental music The music laboratory has its own recording machine and a movie camera The movie camera is good for esprit de corps said Stewart We take it along on trips to make pictures of the band Our band really starts in kin dergarten A good band has to be planned years in advance Its too late to start in senior high school You have to have continuity of training all along I can go to the junior high schools now and pick the core of my band for 3 years hence Less than one per cent of the band players become professional musicians but that isnt the aim Most retain a lifelong interest in music Stewart said and band playing teaches them many other coordination how to get along with the other fellow The city annually has a band festival that brings here as many as50 neighboring town bands It also has a womans symphony orchestra a taxsupported com munity band for summer park concerts a 50member Chamber of Commerce glee club and a choral society for both men and women Yes music matters in Mason City Incidentally it actually is easier to learn to spell Tschaikow sky than Mississippi You do it with chant and rhyme as in a col lege this TSC HAI KOW1 SKY Tschaikowsky Tschaikowsky Tschaikowsky Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Pleasant fall weather Friday night and Saturday Low Friday night 50 to 55 high Sat urday 80 to 85 Iowa Pleasant fall weather Fri day and Saturday Low Friday night 45 northeast to 58 south west High Saturday 78 east to 84 west Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 8 to 10 degrees above normal Nor mal high 64 north 69 south Normal low 41 north 45 south Mild fall weather will prevail but will be briefly cooler with a good possibility for light show ers late Monday or Tuesday Rainfall expected to be light averaging near onequarter inch Minnesota Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday Scattered showers north portion Friday night Continued mild MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 71 Minimum 46 At 8 a m Friday 53 YEAR AGO Maximum 67 Minimum 54 CONSIDER SPEED ZONES IN IOWA Kahl Reveals Certain Highways Are Not Safe Des Moines Kahl Iowa commissioner of public safety told a safety conference in the gover nors office Friday that serious consideration was being given to the use of speed zones on certain sections of 18foot highways to cut down traffic fatalities Kahl saidaccident records show that certain highways are less safe than others He listed parts of No No 6 No 30 and No 75 highways where the larger percentage of accidents had occurred For the first 9 months of 1947 Kahl told the conference there were 18 deaths on highway 6 12 on 30 and 11 on 75 Kahl said the department was considering a tentative speed limit of 80 miles per hour in daylight and 55 at night for dangerous sec tions of these highways He said it was possible that limits of 50 or 55 miles per hour for daytime driving would be placed on the more dan gerous sections NO CHANGE IN FORECAST FOR YIELD IN IOWA Expect RecordBreaking Wheat Output in U S of 1406761000 Bu BULLETIN Des Moines corn crop as of Oct 1 was estimated Friday at 347340000 bushels the same figure forecast a month ago The average yield per acre estimate remained at 35 bushels Washington agricul ture department Friday estimated tftis years weatherbattered corn crop at 2458674000 bushels and the wheat crop at 1406761000 bushels a new record The corn estimate is 54761000 bushels more than the depart ments 2403913000 bushel fore cast a month ago The crop fell below last years record of 3374 428000 bushels because of cool wet weather at planting time and a drought in midsummer Produc tion for the tenyear period 1936 averaged 2139102000 The wheat estimate is 1841000 bushels less than the 1408602000 forecast a month ago Production last year was 1155715000 and the 10year average is 890306000 The wheat estimate includes 1 095648000 bu for winter wheat 311113000 for all spring wheat 43017000 for Durum wheat and 268096000 for other spring wheat The winter wheat estimate is unchanged from amonth ago Last months forecasts for the other classes were Air spring 312954 000 durum 43245000 and other spring 269709000 Wheat production by classes last year and the 10 year average re spectively included Winter wheat 873893000 and 653893000 durum 35836000 and 31847000 and oth er spring 245986000 and 204566 000 The indicated production of other crops Fridays forecast a month ago a year ago and the 10 year average respectively in cludes Oats forecast Friday at 1231 561000 bushels a month ago at 1226792000 a year ago at 1509 867000 and a 10 year average of 1161282000 Barley 284497000 285919000 263350000 and 287360000 Rye 25405000 25405000 18 685000 and 37934000 IOWA RAILROADS ASK RATE HIKE Want Increase on Freight in State Des Moines railroads which operate in Iowa Friday petitioned the state com merce commission for a 10 per cent increase in rates on freight carried point to point within the state The commerce commission set Nov 5 as date of hearing on the petition filed by 12 large railroads whose interstate lines cross Iowa and by 10 railroads whose opera tions are confined to the state The petition asked the Iowa commission to apply the same rate increase on freight within Iowa as was granted earlier this week by the federal governments interr state commerce commission on in terstate freight The interstate rates are sched uled to go into effect on a nation wide basis next Monday Any in crease on freight rates within Iowa even on a temporary basis as requested cannot be made un til the Iowa commerce commis sion acts on the petition lowan Elected Bear Mountain N Y W Flickinger Des Moines has been elected a new member of the board of directors of the National Conference on State Parks 10 ARE KILLED IN CHICAGO FIRE 6 Children Women Die in Building Blaze Chicago persons in cluding 6 children and 4 women were killed and more than a doz en others were injured early Fri day in a fire which swept through a crowded 4story apartment building on the citys near north west side All of the dead and injured in the blaze which police and fire officials said appeared to have been of incendiary origin were Negroes Fourteen were hospital ized Firemen searched the smould ering ruins of the 16apartment building after early reports had placed the death toll as high as 20 More than 250 persons were re ported by police and firemen to have been in the building at 940 West Ohio street when the blaze broke out under a stairway on the first floor and spread quickly through the roof Fire Commissioner Michael 3 Corrigan said a charred can that smelled strongly of kerosene was found in the stairwell He believed that the fire had been deliberate ly started Panic gripped the tenants as the flames mounted rapidly up the stairs penetrating all IS flats One woman was killed and 4 other persons were injured as they plunged out of windows be fore firemen reached the burning structure Five tenants leaped into the firemens landing net before a part of it was torn by the impact of a heavy man A minute later a woman jumped into the torn net and was killed Other tenants fled down the stairs or descended on a fire escape Two women and 6 children perished by suffocation or were fatally burned in 3rd and 4th floor apartments The dead children in cluded 2 boys about 1 and 3 and 4 girls ranging in age from 2 to IS ;