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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 21, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME C J M r1 BtPARTMENT QF H I 3 T K V A N w S C I j I V i A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION mrmi VOL LIT AwxUttd Ftm Called Pica fall Lmd Wlm Cam Copjl MASON CRT IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBER 21 1947 This Piper Coudita of Two Out 5 TRUMAN CALLS CONGRESS HEADS PROPOSE PLAN TO ELIMINATE POULTRY CURB Industry Heads Ready to Present Program to Committee on Food Washington an feed men came forward Tuesda with their 2nd plan to eiiminat poultryless Thursdays from th food campaign After working late into th night Industry spokesmen an nounced they were ready to bring the Citizens Food committee a specific new proposal to sav grain for Europe by taking i away from chickens We think weve got something acceptable said an official o the National Poultry Producer federation whose first sugges tion was rejected Monday nigh by Charles Luckman food com mittee chairman The federation working in co operation with the commercia feed industry said the new plan would be in shape for Luckman to take into a meeting of Presi dent Trumans cabinet food com mittee In the afternoon the poultry and feed industry men plannei to meet again with Luckman who Monday night declared his readi ness to restore chicken and tur key to Thursday menus if an ade quate substitute means of con servation were offered We will entertain any specific program to conserve grain at the source rather than at the con sumer end the chairman tolc newsmen after a 5 hour confer ence with industry spokesmen broke up in a stalemate The first industry plan boiled down to this Abolish poultryless Thursdays start an eatmore chicken campaign enlist the sup port of fanners ina drive rely on the selfdiscipline of poultrymen and on the coop eration of the feed industry The government could save 4 250000 bushels of grain a week ii it would encourage rather than discourage poultry buying the National Poultry Producers Fed eration told Luckman in a state ment Under such a program 340000 000 chickens would be killed and marketed in the next 90 days the Federation said instead of staying on the farm where poultrymeri must continue to pour scarce and expensive grain into these birds to protect their investment Luckman said his assignment of saving 100000000 bushels ol grain for Europe this winter would not permit acceptance of so gen eral a program FARMER DEGREE TO GARNER BOY Highest Honor Given at F F A Convention Kansas City lowans were among the 189 boys who were awarded the American Fanner Degree highest honor that can be achieved in the Future Farmers of America program at the national convention of the FFA here Monday night Every state and some ofthe territories were included in the list The honored youths the reports on which the awards were based show average 19 years of age earned an average of from their supervised farming programs and from other sources and have an average net worth of 59500 in livestock poul try land and equipment lowans who received the de gree are James A Gatchel Gar ner Ted Green Castalia and Donald Poyzer Estherville and Lyle Albert Teaquist Arthur The name Jemmy found on engravings of the 18th century means James Worsdale who died in 1767 LOOK INSIDE Michigan Keeps Lead in Football Poll See page 13 Danish Minister Says Marshall Plan Needed See page 3 Party Battle Looms in Lost Mobilization Probe See page 2 Brazil Breaks Off Ties With Soviet Union Eio de Janeiro sev ered diplomatic relations with Russia Tuesday a few hours after a group of students demonstrating against the Soviets stoned the Rus sian embassy building in the Ti juca residential district Brazilian authorities had an nounced last week that they were preparing to sever relations with Russia because of derogatory com ment in the soviet press about President Eurico Caspar Dutra The stoning of the embassy building stemmed from the anti soviet sentiment prompted by the public disclosure of Brazils com pJaints against Russia It did not affect directly the rupture in re lations already complete except for the formal proclamation The official announcement re viewing events leading up to the break recalled the criticism of Dutra and also mentioned recent attacks by the Russians on Dr Os waldo Aranha president of the United Nations general assembly and head of the Brazilian delega tion It added that the Moscow gov ernment appeared bent on pro voking us gratuitously since a few days later the Moscow Literary Gazette gravely insulted Brazils chief of state and its military forces The government announced that the United States had taken over the responsibility for th Brazilian embassy files in Mos British Labor Party Seeks Curb on Lords London labor gov ernment Tuesday night announced plans to crimp further the none bo robust posters of the houseof ords drawing from Winston Churchill a denunciation of the proposal as a deliberate act of social aggression Prime Minister Clement R Att lee inaugurated a new session of parliament after the summer re cess with an announcement thai he government intended to intro duce legislation to halve the 2 years which lords could delay the aborite nationalization program The government first announced ts intention of curbing the pow ers of the lords in a speech read y King George a little earlier The king gave no details of the ntended legislation The proposal raised perhaps the gravest constitutional issue to come before parliament since the abdication of King Edward VIII f lords refused to accent the pro posal despite adoption by a labor majority in commons it weU might lead to a general election Some conservatives were talking of the possibility of an election as early as next February In lords the Marquess of Salis mry opposition leader denounced he proposal as a shabby and hoddy political deal Anthony Eden No 2 leader of the opposi ion in commons said there was neither Justification for such an amendment nor an electoral man date for it Attlee who followed Eden in commons debate on the kings peech said it was worth while to ook again at the parliamentary act of 19 lli It removed the power if lords to delay money bills but permitted them to delay other egislation for asmuch as 2 years Attlee told commonsthat the overnment expected to reduce Sritains armed forces overseas by 1949 in Germany and the iliddle East and only small garri ons elsewhere owa Boy 3 Killed When Struck by Truck Washington serv ces will be held here Wednesday or John Wagner 3 year old son f Mr and Mrs Earnest Wagner vho was injured fatally Monday vhen he was struck by a truck lis father had been using to haul orn The father had just unloaded ie corn from his truck and was acking it away from the crib at IB time of the accident He was naware that the boy on his tri ycle was in the path of the ruck SAME Blick muni Iraffie deilh ID put 14 boon AP wirephoto MOTHER CLAIMS CHILD IS TEST TUBE Mrs Julie Strnad 31 sits before a mirror with her daugh ter Antoinette 4 who the mother claimed in a New York court is a product of artificial insemination and therefore she is the sole legal parent New York Julie Strnad 31 has begun a legal bat tle to prevent her estranged hus band from visiting her 4 year old daughter Antoinette who she claims is a test tube baby born as the result of artificial insemina tion attorneys in the case dis closed Tuesday The mother is seeking to amend a state supreme court separation decree granted her Oct 8 which gives her husband Antoine a chauffeur the right to visit the child on Sundays Strnad contends that the husband is not Antoinettes fa ther The daughter of the parties is a test tube baby she said ina statement issued by her attorney Jerome Horowitz I submitted to artificial insemination at the re quest of my husband and he paid the physician The husbands attorney Philip Wolfson said that there is no way of proving that the mother conceived artificially since the doctor could not be called as a witness and added Biologifislly and physically it is impossible for a child to have only 1 parent Rule Jehovahs Witnesses Had Right to Meet at Lacona U S Court of Appeals Reverses Decision by Federal Judge Dewey St Louis U S circuit court of appeals has ruled that Jehovahs Witnesses had a right to hold a series of meetings at La cona Iowa Reversing a decision by Federal District Judge Charles A Dewey of Des Moines the court of ap peals upheld the Witnesses right to hold meetings and granted them an order for an injunction to pre vent city officials from interfering with the meetings The court held that the Wit nesses were entitled to hold the meetings without molestationand permission of the town council Judge Dewey had dismissed the Witnesses attempt to enjoin of ficials of Warren county and the village of Lacona from interfering with meetings of the organization about a year ago The first of the meetings re sulted in 35 or 40 fist fights attorneys for the Witnesses said and when the Witnesses at lemped to hold a 2nd meeting hey were prevented by road ilocks thrown up by county and village officials after the city council had enacted a regulation barring the group from use of a park Judge Dewey had sustained at torneys for the officials involved in the case who argued that the officials acted to avoid blood shed serious injury rioting and jossible death They said County Sheriff Lewis Johnson of Warren county acted with the advice of the attorney general of Iowa The Witnesses had contended hat the interference violated their constitutional right of freedom of speech assembly and worship and freedom of the press Besides Sheriff Johnson of icials named in the case were Mayor Lo Goode and Town Mar shal Paul MacFarland both of Lacona The appeal from Judge Deweys decision was made by Charles E Sellers L R Olm stead Herman Aalders Lester Newman Richard Dickey and Willard Moore all of Des Moines STANDARD OIL BOOSTS PRICES 2nd Wholesale Increase by Company in 2 Weeks Chicago Standard Oil company of Indiana Tuesday raised the wholesale price of its gasoline and other petroleum products in 11 states The new prices will become effective Wed nesday The company said the action was necessary because crude oil prices were boosted 20 cents a barrel on Oct 15 It was the second increase an nounced by the company in 2 weeks A week ago Monday it boosted wholesale prices on its petroleum products onetenth to fourtenths of a cent per gallon The new prices which will be effective in Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Michigan Minnesota Missouri Nebraska North Dako ta South Dakota and Wisconsin are as follows Naptha and gasoline eight tenths of a cent per gallon kero sene onehalf cent heater oils one cent power fuel one and one half cents furnace oil eight tenth of a cent high speed diesel fuel one cent and residual fuels four tenths of a cent The Galapagos Islands derive their name from the giant Gala pagos tortoise CHARGE MOVIE WRITER LEADER OF FILM REDS Menjou and Critics Say Communist Party Is Active in Hollywood Washington Actor Adolphe Menjou and Movie Critic John Charles Moffitt agreed Tues day that communists are active in Hollywood and both pointed to John Howard Lawson film writer dapper Menjou told the house committee on unAmerican activities that he has heard that Lawson is head of the communists there but cannot prove it Moffitt following Menjou to the committees witness chair described Lawson once head of the Screen Writers Guild as an active communist worker He said Lawson urged writers to try to get 5 minutes of the communist doctrine 5 minutes of the party line into every movie script and told student actors it is your duty to further the class struggle The plump mustached Moffitt whose home is Los Angeles hit too at communists on New Yorks Broadway Asked by Robert E Stripling chief committee investigator for his opinion of the extent to which communists influence the theater Moffitt said The reading departments of publishing houses have been very very heavily infiltrated by com munists Broadway is practically dominated by them Hollywood I believe is the only place where they have been strongly resisted Fortyfour of 100 plays pro duced on Broadway between 1936 and the current season Moffitt went on material 32 others favored Menjou after naming Lawson also testified he believes Herbert Sorrell head of the conference of studio unions is a communist With a wave of his hand he said he would question the loyalty of anyone publicly associating with Sorrell He was asked as a member of the Screen Actors Guild if he knows of any members who are communists No he replied but I know a great many people who act an awful lot like communists Before questioning Menjou the committee made public testimony he gave a subcommittee in secret in Los Angeles last May 15 This disclosed that Menjou de clared at that time thatHollywood is one of the main centers of communist activities in America He also expressed the opinion then that it is the desire of the masters in Moscow to use mo vies as a propaganda medium to ward the ultimate end of an over throw of the American govern ment Menjou said he has no doubt that communists in the United States are agents of Moscow and are engaged in treasonable ac tivity He urged that congress outlaw the communist party because it is not a political party it is a con spiracy to overthrow the govern ment by force He also suggested that congress should require propaganda pictures to be labeled as such Wheat Chicago for deliv ery in December rose to a DUshel highest ever paid for that future shortly after dealings opened on the Chicago board of iade Tuesday Other wheat prices were slight ly higher The price for December wheat was the highest paid for any fu ture of that grain since 1917 when May deliveries sold for The Papal guard the Swiss Juard consists of 10 officers and 110 men Only Swiss can enter t and the privates are not allowed to marry Buffer Coated Road Gurnec 111 small stretch of Skokie highway north of here was given a of nearly 5000 pounds of butter worth about 3500 Monday The butter was in a truck driven by William Warneke of Kingston Wis and when the truck caught fire ail except 200 pounds of the butter melted ran along the highway and into gutters Warneke had the help of the Gurnee fire department but the butter was destroyed before the fire was extinguished Wholesale butter in Chicago was nearly 70 cents a pound See Changes as Gen DeGaulle Emerges as Frances Top Man Transportation Strike in Paris Is Ended After WeekLong Tieup Paris Gen Charles De Gaulle was the top political fig ure in Franceagain Tuesday anc Frenchmen believe there are go ing to be some changes made Theyre not sure whether the leader of the new anticommun ist rally of the French people which swept the Paris municipal elections Sunday and rolled up 10 per cent of the pop ular vote in the provinces would work for changes now or wait un til the party gets its first crack at parliamentary June but theyre sure changes are One change already was evi dent and many Frenchmen at tributed it to De Gaulles victory Parisians woke up to find their buses and subways running on schedule after having been strike bound for a week The strike was settled Monday night This work stoppage had been depicted as a struggle between the noncommunist government of France and communistled la bor unions Positions of both the government and the communists were said to have been weakened by De Gaulles demonstration of strength although the commun ists did not actually lose any backing at the ballot boxes And this was have been a factor in settlement of the strike The communists in an appeal published Tuesday in their party organ LHumanite called for a merger of communists and social ists to save France from Caesar ism and adventure and insure her full national independence The appeal said the communist party and the socialist party rep resent more than half of the elec torate and if united will group all republicans and together they could play a decisive part in the trend of French policy It called on all workers and all democrats to realize their unity to reaction and prevent the elections of RPF municipali ties Further municipal balloting will be held next Sunday The communists with 20 per cent of last Sundays votes counted had 3065 per cent of the popular vote the socialists 195 per cent a total of 5015 per cent 95 OF CORN HAS MATURED Report Many Fields Now Are Safe to Crib Des Moines Ninetyfive per cent of Iowas 1947 corn crop was mature by October 18 the Iowa weekly weather and crop bulletin stated Tuesday Continuation of the warm dry ing weather the past week condi tioned the corn crop to the point where many fields are now safe to crib the report said Early this fall there had been fears that much of Iowas corn crop would not mature before a killing frost but Tuesdays re port showed that most of the crop now is safe The report said many sections in the southern half of owa have not yet had a killing frost Only 8 per cent of the 1947 crop aad been picked by Oct 18 but arge scale cribbing is expected o get under way this week Sixty per cent of the soybean harvest was completed by that date The report said rain was needed over the entire state for fall plow ng and pastures Pilot Rides Flaming Plane to Death to Avoid Hitting Town Searsport Me Three wingmates of Maj Kenneth B Smith 33 of Boise Idaho said Tuesday they pleaded with him y radio to use his parachute but hat he plunged to a flaming death in his P47 Thunderbolt ather than let the unguided plane rash into this towns residential ection Smith made the snap judgment ilonday with the coot decision he lad used to bring down 6 Ger mans during his 126 missions as World war U combat pilot The 3 pilots who were flying lehind the major at 9000 feet on a routine mission from Dow Field Bangor Me said a puff of black smoke suddenly burst from the engine of his plane the craft sloped into a dive and began to spin Calling to him by radio his 3 wingmates pleaded with him to use his parachute and jump to safety They received no response Smith obviously was too busy struggling with the controls for the plane began to come out of the spin as it plunged earthward toward the center of the town At first it seemed to watchers on the ground the plane would smash directly into the business district It lifted and headed to ward a group of houses then turned toward an open place When it became obvious the plane was not going to strike any building the townspeople saw Smith clamber out of the cockpit of the fighter and move out on the wing But by that time the plane was too low It was too late to jump The planes motor was still sputtering as it crashed into the rocky bed of a dry stream It burst into flames The vacant space was less than 100 feet square surrounded by houses Smiths body was thrown a few feet clear of the wreckage but f townspeople received burns while dragging him from the intense flames The pilot was afraid he was going to hit some buildings said Fire Chief C W Jackson He did a wonderful job Smith left a wife Catherine in Bangor where he was comman der of the 37th fighter squadron and his parents Mr and Mrs Guy j Smith of Boise GENERAL DEGAULLE Political Figure Blast Kills Farm Woman 2 Are Hurt jLouis Reindl died in a hospital at Mason City Tues day morning from burns received in an explosion of gasoline in which her husband and daughter Raegene 10 were also injured at the farm south of Manly late Mon day Mr Reindl and Raegene suf fered burns on both hands and arms and were in the hospital Tuesday Some paint brushes had been left soaking in gasoline in an old refrigerator outside the house Jack one of the 3 children of the family saw smoke coming out of the refrigerator and opened the door The boy took the can of gasoline from the refrigerator when it ex ploded and his mother shouted tor him to throw it He did this and the liquid and flames enveloped her Mr Reindl and Raegene were severely burned in their efforts to save the woman by smothering the flames of her burning cloth ing Help was called and the 3 in jured members of the family were taken to a hospital at Mason City where Mrs Reindl died Tuesday morning The others in the family Jack Arlyn and Susanne were not in jured Mrs Reindl is a daughter of Mr and Mrs George DeVault of Ce dar Rapids formerly of Manly Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Becoming partly cloudy and windy Tuesday night and Wednesday Considerably cooler Wednesday and Wednes day night Low Tuesday night 45 to 50 High Wednesday 65 to 70 Iowa Partly cloudy and windy Tuesday night and Wednesday Considerably cooler northwest and extreme west portion Tues day night and entire state Wed nesday Low Tuesday night 45 northwest 58 southwest High Wednesday 65 northwest 80 southeast Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook The mean temperature will average 10 to 12 degrees above normal Normal high for this period is 5560 normal low is 3438 A little cooler Wednesday and Thursday becoming warmer again Friday and Saturday Little or no rainfall is indicated over Iowa for the period Minnesota Considerably cloudi ness and windy Tuesday night and Wednesday with scattered light showers north portion Tuesday night and northeast portion Wednesday Much cooler west portion Tuesday night and entire state Wednesday IN AAA50N CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics or 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 86 Minimum 50 At 8 a m Tuesday 60 YEAR AGO Maximum 64 Minimum 43 LEADERS WILL TALK STOPGAP AID IN EUROPE Meeting in White House Will Be Held Thursday on Emergency Relief Washington Tru man Tuesday summoned congres sional leaders to the white house for a conference Thursday on Europes financial plight The white house said invitations are going out Tuesday for the meeting at p m CST Thursday for what Presidential Secretary Charles G Ross de scribed as a further discussion of emergency foreign aid The group is the same as the one which met with Mr Truman Sept 29 In addition to the republican and democratic leaders in both houses it includes the chairman and ranking minority members of the foreign affairs and appro priations committees and Senator Taft chairman of the GOP policy group in the senate Presumably the conference will canvass the outlook for emergency stopgap aid to Europe as well as the outlook for a European re covery plan based on Secretary of State Marshalls selfhelp pro posal and the possibility of a spe cial session of congress Ross would not elaborate be yond his brief assertion that emer gency foreign aid would be the topic Invitations went to Senator Vandenberg president pro tempore of the sen ate and chairman of its foreign re lations committee and Senator Connally ranking demo crat on the senate foreign rela tions committee Chairman Eaton RN J and Rep Bloom DN ranking minority member of the house foreign affairs com mittee Speaker Martin RMass and Majority Leader Halleck RInd of the house and former Speaker Rayburn now minority leader of the house Senate Majority Leader While and Senate Minority Leader Barkley Chair man Bridges RN Y of the sen ate appropriations committee and Chairman Taber RN Y of the house appropriations committee Ross did not indicate what cab inet officers or other administra tion officials might attend Mercury Reaches 93 at Sac City Des Moines JP The unsea sonably high temperatures which have prevailed over Iowa this month reached a new high Mon day when an unofficial 93degree reading was reported at Sac City The weather bureau predicted meanwhile that warm weather would continue over the next 5 days with temperatures averaging 10 to 12 degrees above normal There has been no rainfall in the state during the past 24 hours and the weather bureaus forecast for the next 5 days predicted little or no rainfall during that period Mondays official high was 89 degrees at Fort Dodge Des Moines and Council Bluffs The weather bureau said highs Tuesday would raange from 85 to 95 degrees over the state and by midmorning temperatures at most stations al ready were into the 70s Mixed Weather By UNITED PRESS Children built snow men in the backyards of Great Falls Mont Tuesday while in the neighbor ing state of South Dakota resi dents of the city of Huron went swimming for relief from the rec ordbreaking 95 degree heat Temperatures in the 90s were reported through the central plains states At Chicago the mer cury was climbing toward the 82 degree mark The previous rec ord for Oct 21 at Chicago was 815 recorded in 1908 In the Ohio river valley pre vailing temperatures were in the 80s U S weather forecasters re ported Temperatures in the 70s ranged along the northeastern seaboard Along the Gulf of Mexico it was in the 80s Sight Lost U S Plane Washington UR Air force search planes flying over the mountains of northeastern Peru have sighted what is believed to be the wreckage of a U S plane missing for 11 days with 5 Amer ican soldiers and one Peruvian aboard Air force headquarters here said the wreckage was sighted on the east slope of the Andes mountains about 50 miles south of Borja Peru There was no sign of life ;