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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 14, 1947, Mason City, Iowa tEPABTMENT 0F AK6 ARCHIVES PCS US I Ntit I A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION uimr m ud United mm tun LMW Wlra Cento Cojijl MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBER 14 1947 i Comliti of Two So 4 BAR PRIVATE PUPILS FROM BUSES ASK BAKERS TO JOIN CAMPAIGN TO SAVE GRAIN Majority of Distillers Agree to Holiday Cafe Industry Gives Support Washington OJPJ President Trumans food committee called on bakers to join the grain con servation drive Tuesday after winning pledges of full coopera tion irom distillers and restaurant men Tbe bakers were said to be working on a program aimed at saving the equivalent of up to 1000000000 loaves of bread for the hungry European nations dur ing the next 4 months Harry W Zinsmaster chairman of the American Bakers Associa tion was expected to outline the program to the presidents food committee Tuesday at its second formal meeting since it was set up by Mr Truman late last month An overwhelming majority of tbe nations whiskymakers agreed Monday night to begin a 60day shutdown at midnight Oct 25 in an effort to save between 10000 000 and 20000000 bushels of grain for the foreignrelief pro gram A few hours later theAiational restaurant industry advisory com mittee pledged Its complete sup port to the food drive and an nounced it was setting up a 17 point plan of its own to make the conservation drive more effective The actions were marked vic tories for the food committee and Reject Meatless Days Humboldt u m b o 1 dt eating places Monday rejected President Trumans plea for meatless days Meat will be served Tuesdays and poultry and eggs Thursdays as usual its youthful chairman Charles LuckmanBoth the whiskymakers and restaurant men originally had insisted on major modifications in the presidents program Meanwhile there were these other developments 1 Mr Trumans food managers usheredin the nations second meatless Tuesday with a predic tion that public cooperatica Would be much better than last week They said housewives are much better informed on the pro gram 2 A survey disclosed that the United States is more than a third of the way toward its goal of ex porting 570000000 bushels of grain by next June 30 But agri culture department officials pre dicted tough going from now on Baking industry sources esti mated that by eliminating con signment selling and setting up more efficient production meth ods the nations 35000 bakeries could save up to 500000000 loaves of bread in the next 4 months An equal amount of bread could saved they said if housewives will cooperate by not overbuy ing bread and then letting it go stale Consignment selling is a sys tem used by some bakeries to plug their product Under this setup bakeries deliver more bread to re tail outlets than they actually need to make a good showing and then take back the stale loaves the next day Luckman said 36 of the 39 dis tillers wno had met with him had agreed to the liquor shutdown in cluding all the major producers They represent 90 per cent of the industrys productive capacity The 3 who refused were small dis tillers he said The distillers also agreed to use grain sparingly between now and the shutdown so not to nullify their contributions Luck man said the government also will acquire immediately all grain stocks the distillers have on hand or on order Temperature Tops 90 Mark in Mason City The year 1947 demonstrated Tuesday that it has not yet fin ished with its display of freakish weather The mercury topped the 90 degree mark at 1 oclock at the KGLOweather station to set a new high for the month of October in Mason Citys recorded weather history The only other time the tem perature has topped 85 in Mason Citys history was on Oct 4 1938 when 89 degrees was registered according to GlobeGazette weath er records The fair weather and mild tem peratures are to continue for at least the next 5 days according to the weather bureau in Des Moines which forecast tempera tures from 10 to 12 degrees over normal There is no rain in sight except for possible showersSat urday the weatherman said al thmough moisture is badly needed Meanwhile the unseasonably warm weather and light breezes continued to dry out this years short crop of corn giving hope that the quality will be good even though the yield is poor The CAA weather and com munication station at the munici pal airport reported a low tem perature of 49 degrees early Tues day morning the lowest mark in the state according to the Asso ciated Press The KGLO thermom eter only 5 miles farther east re corded a low of 56 The CAA high mark was 872 degrees shortly after noon but the KGLO thermometer climbed 3 degrees above that at 1 oclock be fore it began slowly dropping Coldest October on record in Mason City was in 1925 according to the GlobeGazette records High mark for that month was 63 degrees on Oct 15 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and Continued mild Tuesday night and Wed nesday Low Tuesday night near 56 high Wednesday 80 to 85 Southwesterly winds 25 miles per hour Tuesday afternoon di minishing during the night Iowa Generally fair Tuesday night and Wednesday Continued mild Low Tuesday night 55 to 60 high Wednesday 80 to 85 Iowa 5 day weather The mean temperature is ex pected to average 10 to 12 de grees above normal Little tem perature changeexpected through Thursday becoming warmer Friday cooler Satur day and Sunday Little or no rainfall indicated Only possible showers Saturday Normal highs 61 north and 66 south Normal lows 39 north and 42 south Minnesota Generally fajr Tues day night and Wednesday Cool er northeast Tuesday night Mild temperatures Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning BRING RECORD PRICE PER prime steers averaging 1626 Monday brought the alltime high price at the Chicago stockyards of 59105 a head The lot of 20 shipped by Schmidt Brothers DeWitt Iowa was sold to Wilson and company for a hundredweight Chicago decision to his cattle on feed an extra month brought Ferd Schmidt De Witt Iowa cattle feeder arecord price of a head for 20 fat Here ford steers here Monday The 2 loads of choice to prime steers averaging 1625 pounds per animal went to Wilson Co Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Tuesday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 73 56 68 58 38 Record 2 Quakes New York Fordham University seismograph recorded 2 earthquakes of undetermined in tensity at p m EST and p m Monday night about 8000 miles from New York in an unknown direction Vishinsky anc Dulles Clash on Little UN Lake Success N Y United States opened its fight fo a yearround little UN assembly Tuesday and touched off a dra matic personal duel between Joh Foster Dulles and Andrei V Vi shinsky who has called the Amer ican delegate a war monger Dulles appealed before the general assembly political com mittee for quick approval of th little assembly plans as perhap the last chance to revive worl confidence in the paralyzed Uni ted Nations Vishinsky quickly hit back the American plan as an attemp at weakening the United Nation and a further step in program o propaganda and warmongerih by reactionary circles It is the work of reactionary circles said Vishinsky lookin squarely at Dulles Somethin Mr Dulles should be quite famil iar with The battle potentially the mos crucial eastwest tangle in th UNs troubled history began when Dulles told the committee that the little assembly plan wouli strengthen the UN and pull it oU of the stalemate which has blockei action in the security council He challenged the assembly to accept the plan or disregard responsibilities and try to ge along with working 6 or 8 weeks each year Dulles a leading republican foreign policy spokesman as well as one of the key policymakers in the Americandelegation to UN denied sovietcharges that the plan was aimed at nullifying Rus sias great power veto in the se curity council Navy Disaster Units Washington UR The navy said Tuesday that automobile trailerswith medical and surgica equipment are now available in all naval districts for immediate dispatch to disaster scenes Restaurant Bureau in Fairmont Minn Rejects Food Plan Fairmont Minn res taurant and hotelmens bureau of the Fairmont Chamber of Com merce Monday night voted unan imously id reject President Tru mans food conservation recom mendation The action was taken with only 11 of the bureaus 24 members present but a spokesman said a canvas of the others had indicated they favor rejecting the program The rejection motion was of fered by Sumner Scott operator of 2 rural steak houses who pre ceded it with the declaration Im not going to deprive my cus tomers to feed thousands of Euro peans so they can gain enough strength to kill my son 18 years from now CIO to Forget Labor Law in Greatest Organizing Drive Boston CIO Tuesday announced the greatest organizing campaign in its history and one of its directors said the union would forget entirely the TartHartley law as it affects organizing Tan A Bittner director of CIO organizing committee in the south told 600 convention delegates that 300000 members have been organ ized in the sonth and that organizers there have been told this is no tune to use the TaftHartley law as an alibi for falling to organize the unorganized For every man beaten up in 20000 members Bittner said The CIOs official declaration on foreign policy came out Tues plea for all nations to ban ish war talk use selfrestraint and not interfere with the inde pendence of other peoples The CIO convention now in its 2nd day is virtually certain to approve the statement before the week ends It was issued by the conventions resolutions commit tee The declaration contains no blanket endorsement of American foreign policy It strongly asserts that the CIO is an American in stitution with allegiance to i organizing work we will add America only But it says Ameri cans have a right to discuss commend or criticize U S for eign policy Another brief flurry occurred Monday in the long history of at tempts to bring the CIO and AFL together CIO President Philip Murray sent a telegram to the AFL convention in San Francisco urging joint political action AFL President William Green quickly rejected the idea because of the oftrepeated AFL position that the 2 bodies must merge into one before any joint program can be undertaken packers for a hundred The average price of 159105 per steer was the highest ever paid by the Chicago stockyards V Stockyards officials said that normally Steers coming to market weigh 1000 to 1200 pounds Schmidt said he bought the an imals in Denver last January and had planned to sell them the first of September The market slipped however Schmidt said so we held on The animals have paid well for the expensive corn we put in them Schmidt said he put the cattle on a full feedvof corn a com mercial molasses feed and a pro tein supplement Caravan of Mustard Gas Crossing Iowa Des Moines caravan o 10 trucks carrying deadly mustard gas for the army from Savanna 111 to Denver Colo was cross ing southern Iowa Tuesday Jessi Halden director of the state divi sion of safety education reported This announcement is made in order that the public may be warned to avoid the area if sn of these trucks are involved in an accident Halden said The shipments of gas are ex pected to continue for about 90 Jays with the caravans crossing Iowa every Tuesday and Satur day he added Halden said the irst caravan crossed the state las Triday The trucks marked Poison as on both sides and rear and traveling at 10minute intervals entered Iowa Monday night on highway 64 near Sabula The caravan proceeded to Iowa ity the only sizable place the rucks will pass through Before the caravan stopped for an 8hour rest period at Bloomfield it passed hrough Mt Pleasant and Fair field The rest stop is required by the nterstate Commerce Commission Vhile in the rest area the trucks were under army guard After the rest period the trucks ontinued west on highwayNo 2 he caravan will leave the state ly that route late Tuesday near Sidney Drivers of the trucks were for bidden to congregate the caravan t any place other than Bloom ield Every other one of the trucks arries a trained chemical war are soldier and while no acci ents are anticipated Halden sked the public to avoid the vi inity if any one of the trucks lould become disabled rder Unloading Freight Cars Hours After Am Washington a move ease the freight car shortage ic Interstate Commerce Commis on has ordered railroads to move eight cars to specific unloading oints within 48 hours of their ar val at cities of destination The order is effective for 6 onths beginning at a m ov 1 Failure to obey will sub ct a railroad to penalties of day for each violation as laid wn in the Interstate Commerce ct SLOT MACHINES UQUORPERMITS SHOW INCREASE 1947 Boost for Iowa Revealed by Federal Figures on Licenses Bes Moines increase i the number of coinoperated gam bling devices on which the federa tax was paid this year and a ris in the number of federal har liquor licenses sold was reporte Tuesday by the Iowa office of th federal bureau of internal revenus Figures released by the burea showed that 977 Iowa individual clubs and establishments paid th 100 federal tax on a total of ap proxlmately 3314slot machines this year compared with 846 in dlviduals or groups who paid th tax on about 2800 machines las year The figures also showed that th federal liquor license wa issued to 2739 individuals club Issue Licenses in Mason City Des Moines records showed Tuesday that 23 liquor stamps and 5 slot ma chine licenses were issued in Mason City as of Oct 1 90 PER GENT OF CORN MATURED 95 Per Cent Is Past Frost Damage Danger Des Monies Iowa weekly crop and weather bulle tin said Tuesday that 90 per cent of the states corn now is fully mature and 95 per cent or more is past the danger of frost dam age A lot of the earlier corn has now dried down to a moisture con tent of 35 per cent or less and many farmers are planning to start cribbing corn by next week the bulletin said An estimated 5 per cent of Iowas corn has been harvested Soybean combining is well under way in all sections with more than 25 per cent of the soybean harvest already completed A heavy frost is needed in southern Iowa to speed lip drying of soybeans About 90 percent of Iowas in tended winter wheat acreagehas been sown Soil moisture supplies are still low and organizations this year com pared with 2580 such licenses is sued last year The period during which the li censes were issued and tax pai this year covers from July 1 1946 to date The sale of liquor in Iowa illegal under state law except in the 176 stateowned liquor stores which also appeared on the Us of licenses issued Tuesday Many clubs and taverns pay th federal liquor tax on the assump tion such payment removes th possibility of agentsraid ing their establishments Operation of slot machines alsi is illegal under Iowa law Payment of the federal liquo tax and the U S tax on gambling devices is not proof of either sal of liquor nor of operation of such devices Neither does it indicate whether liquor sales or operation of the slot machines took place on a continuous basis if at all LOOK TAFT STASSE Jtassen Taft May Un to Defeat Dew See page 2 Michigans Wolverines rirst in Football Poll See page 14 Suena Vista College Will Hold Homecoming See page 5 Council for Relaxing Building Restrictions See page 12 Wants Sheriff to Move Wall of Next House Lilly Beckjorden 1217 12th N W wants Sheriff Cal Dwan to move the west wall and founda tion of her neighbors house off her lot according to a petition on file in district court here Tuesday against Mr and Mrs Domenico Nardicchio She also wants damages and an injunction restraining the Vardicchios from further allow ing and permitting the water fall ing from the westerly side of said roof to fall on the plaintiffs prem ises which is now without any eavespout thereon The Nardicchios bought the house at 1215 12th N W this sum mer Mrs Beckjorden says in her petition and have been making improvements on it despite the fact that she told them at the time of purchase that it was approxi mately 6 inches over on her lot The Nardicchio house does not face due north and south she claims but is constructed at an angle and the eaves and down spout throw the water from its roof on her lot She is unable to build a fence on the lot line and unable to grow grass there be cause of the water falling from the westerly side of the defend ants roof causing a continuous de pression and trench upon the plaintiffs lot But the sheriff still has an out the court has not yet ordered him to do it Waves Delay Rescue of 69 in Flying Boat New York An old flying boat carrying 69 persons the largest number ever to attempt to fly the Atlantic in a heavierthan air plane was down In heavy seas 800 miles east of Newfoundland Tuesday but those aboard were believed in no immediate danger Waves of 25 to 35 feet high made it impossible to transfer the passengers to a nearby coast guard weather ship but the hull of the old plane a Boeing of the type with which Pan American Air ways pioneered the overseas routes before the war was holding tight A coast guard amphibious plane dispatched from Newfoundland turned back because of the high seas but another coast guard cut ter was on the way to the scene Fourteen Americans including 2 from California were reported by London sources to be aboard the flying boat called the Ber muda Sky Queen by American International Airways a New York firm which operates a char ter service with it and 4 other planes Most of the passengers were British emigrants A lew were minor members of the Brit ish UN staff The flying boat was enroute from Foynes Eire to New York by way of Newfoundland when it radioed at a m EST that it would make a landing on the sea near the coast guard weather ship he cutter Bibb because severe headwinds had caused a shortage of fuel Messages to the coast guard In New York indicated that the big aircraft made a perfect landing near the Bibb at a m EST and then taxied close to the coast guard ship A London dispatch said the British air ministry had been ad vised that the Bibb had been un able to get a line to the flying Doat thus preventing the plane from drifting away from the ship of about 35 miles an lour and accompanying high seas nade transfer of passengers to the Bibb impossible The crew and passengers were prepared to aban don the plane aboard ruber rafts if the hull of the plane should be gin leaking messages to the c oast guard said i 21 MonthOld Child s Killed by Truck Strawberry Point Slliott 21monthold Rosa Lee child illed accidentally late Monday fternoon when a produce truck irhich had been driven into the Elliott farm yard backed over her The girl daughter of Mr and itrs Judson Elliott was playing the yard at the time Funeral erviees are planned for Thurs ay njuries Fatal for 4YearOld Iowa Girl West Point serv ces will be held here Wednesday or Margaret Ann Beach 4 who as fatally injured when she fell om a car near Fort Madison unday night The girl and her parents Mr and Mrs Ludwig Beach who farm ear Fort Madison were on their ray to visit the childs grand mother when the accident oc urred SAME lack tlit means rattle death In past 24 boon Attack Hurricane With Dry Ice to Get Scientific Information Tampa Fla mass of scientific data oh a storm born in the tropics was in the hands ofscientists Tuesday for evaluation of the first attack on destructive winds with dry ice The information and numerous pictures were obtained by scient ists who were carried over the top of an Atlantic ocean storm 500 miles off the Florida coast Monday The value of the experiment will not be determined until lengthy study has been made of the and pictures collected on the trip The first effort to unfathom mysteries of hurricane winds failed to produce spectacular re sults Dry ice previously used to bring precipitation from clouds had no visible effect on the heavily clouded area Eighty pounds of ice were dis tributed in a thin line from a screw apparatus similar to those used in stoker furnaces Two B17 bombers and a B29 carrying 10 observers flew into the storm directly off St Augustine Fla at 24000 feet They remained over or near the storm for 2 hours making innumerable tests with scientific equipment Cameras clicked once a minute to record possible changes in cloud formations PAROCHIALSHIT BY STATE HIGH Rule Vehicles Can Be Only to Transport Public School Students Des Moines a decision affecting thousands of rural Iowa parochial school children the Iowa supreme court ruled Friday that public school buses may not carry private and parochial school children The high court in unanimously sustaining the ruling of District Judge Barry E Nariey in Palo Alto county said no constitutional is sue was involved Iowa laws the opinion v said prevent public school districts from carrying private or paro chial pupils without forfeiting eli gibility lor state school transpor tation aid These laws the opinion indicated even forbid arrange ments whereby private school students may ride in public school buses under a prorata cost shar ing arrangement The test suit was brought by the Silver Lake consolidated school district which sought a declara tory judgment to permit parochial school children living along estab lished routes to ride in public school buses The ruling was sought on behalf of itself and all other districts similarly situated Judge Narey dismissed tbe school districts petition on points of law and the district then ap pealed Tuesdays supreme court opinion one of 30 handed down was written by Justice Oscar Hale In the lower court Judge Narey had ruled therewas no waypro vided under the 1945 school trans portation aid law for parents of parochial school children to pay their share of the cost of operating public school buses Justice Hale in Tuesdays unan To place private schools upon the same basis as the public schools would open up a system of control of such private schools such as would tend to authorize the management and government of those schools by the result in no way sought either by those in control of the state pub lic schools or of the private schools The opinion said further Under the statutes of the state we are not inclined to agree with the plaintiff school district that funds may be appropriated for transportation of children other than those in the public schools We believe that the school laws of the state concern only the pub lic schools unless otherwise ex pressly indicated and do and can apply only to the schools within the purview of the school statutes and this would apply to transpor tation The transportation tax is au thorized by law and it is no dif ferent than any other school tax except for the purpose for which it may be expended A representative of the attor ney generals office said that since the school district did not allege in its case in the lower court a violation of the federal constitution the case could not be taken to the U S supreme court On the point of constitutionali ty the Iowa supreme court said No constitutional question was raised in the district court by the plaintiff school district but the defendants the slate asserted that a judgment such as is sought by the plaintiff would be uncon stitutional We need not review these questions since we hold that un der our statutes the plaintiff school district has no authority to transport any other than public school pupils and has no right to reimbursement if it and it is unnecessary to consider other questions raised In tbe argument When the case was submitted to the high court last June At torney D M Kellsher of Fort Dodge represented the Silver Lake district and Assistant Attorney General Oscar Strauss represented the state Strauss argued that Iowa leg islation left no doubt that the leg islature intended to limit trans portation to public schools alone Kelleher said it would be un economical for public and pri vate schools to operate separate school bus lines over the same routes He said the question of separation of church and state was not involved Strauss referred to a recent U S supreme court decision hold that New Jersey school districts could pay for transportation of parochial schools in that state He contended the New Jersey case different from Iowas because the U S supreme court held it was New Jersey public policy to per mit transportation to private schools Europes first railroad sleeping cars were based on American patents ;