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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 25, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS UV Anocuttd Pnai and United Ptta Full Leaned wire Five Cents a Copy I MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY OCTOBER 25 1947 This Paper Consists of Two On No 14 HUNT FIREBUGS IN FOREST BLAZES URGES PROMPT ACTION BY CONGRESS Points Out This Winter Is Decisive Time in History on Food Aid Washington Truman confronted the republican congress Saturday with a demant for prompt and courageous ac tion to halt runaway prices a home and snatch Europe back from the edge of economic disas ter With this demand he coupled a sharp warning of his conviction that failure to act would lead to a depression in America and to talitarian aggression in Europe This winter he said is a deci sive time in history Those he told a national radio audience Friday night are the reasons why he has summoned congress into special session Nov 17 Even before he spoke and in comments immediately afterward some of the republican leaders in congress made it clear that the democratic administration will have a fight on its hands over measures to be taken Representative Halleck R house majority leader and Representative Wolcott KMich chairman of the house banking committee accused the president of playing politics by linking rising living costs with foreign aid Senator Flanders chairman of a housesenate sub committee investigating the cost of living said the president has started our problem on high prices but has not given much help on how the thing is to be solved Suggestions from the chief ex ecutive now he said would have given a 3 weeks runningstart foi congressional committees He added that he thought republicans had better be working on some solution of their own However Senator Morse R Ore said he thought the presi dents speech very able anc predicted congress would meet i on the plane of cooperation calls for He said the details o Mr Trumans program shoulc await his message when congres meets Senator OConor DMd said the presidents message was a forthright one and should com mend itself to all who approach the attempted solution of these important problems in a nonpar Rains Wash Out Wheat in Exchanges By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Three dollar wheat disappeared in trading on the Chicago board of trade Saturday as needed rains fell in major winter wheat states and the call for a special session of congress continued as a price depressing factor However cotton prices which dropped sharply Friday with grains pushed higher on the New York futures exchange After plunging the permissible limit Friday grains opened strong Satinday The rise was based on failure of President Truman to mention any specific measures for combatting inflation in his radio talk Friday night A reaction set in after trading was underway however and near he end of the first hour wheat was 1J to 3J lower than Fridays close December wheat selling at was 2J lower to jf higher December and oats were If to 3J lower December Wheat closed 1J to 58 lower December finishing at Corn was 2J lower to 2 cents higher December and oats were unchanged to 1J lower December Cotton futures in New York losed firm with prices 55 cents o a bale higher and cotton Iso was 90 cents to a bale higher in New Orleans An agriculture department re Dort showing wheat stocks total ing the highest for any Oct 1 ex ept 1942 also was a depressing influence Wheat had been selling above 3 a bushel all week All classes of livestock were ominally steady at Chicago After 9 consecutive days of ains The Associated Press eighted index of 35 wholesale ommodities declined Friday to 3001from 0067 reached Thursday which more than double the 100 av rage price paid in 1926 the base ear PILOT ALMOST MADE IT picture shows aerial view of the airliner crackup near Bryce Canyon Utah in which52 passengers and crew were killed Friday af ternoon Dotted line shows line of flight as the pilot was fighting to keep control of his burning plane The plane barely cleared the rim of Tropic canyon and hit the sloping top of a long sage brush covered plateau plow ing up the ground shown by line for more than 800 yards alongside highway 22 The 4engined transport hit just 1500 yards from the safety of an emergency land ing strip not shown at left Plane wreckage was thrown 200 to 300 feet beyond the burned area A piece of the tail 15 to 20 feet long was the largest part of the craft remaining Lower picture shows the tail wreck age AP Wlrcpholos tisan manner He added that of course the congress will have every oppor tunity to determine the details o the necessary legislation With hunger and cold threaten ing Europe and millions of fami lies here already victims of in flation Mr Truman told the na tion there are only 2 courses which could be taken We could choose the course of inaction he added We could wait until depression caught up with us until our living standards sank and our people tramped the streets looking for jobs Other democratic nations would lose hope and become easy victims of totalitarian aggression Thatwould be the course of de featism and cowardice Our other course is to take timely and fortright action li we do this we can halt the spiral of inflation at home relieve hun ger and cold abroad and help our friendly neighbors become self governing once again His origi nal text read The president spoke from the oval room of the white house little more than 24 hours after announc ing from the same executive of fice that he had ordered the spe cial session His speech was con fined entirely to the reasons for that action The program which he wants congress to enact will be laid down when it meets Nov 17 The only details on this point that he gave out Friday night were that France must have for essential imports until next March 31 arJ Italy must have 5285000 000 Thefee figures make up the total of of emergency for eign aid which he had previously presented to congressional leaders Republican leaders said the figures would be subject to the most searching examination and the need for the money would have to be proved In addition the president said more money will have to be ap propriated this year in order for us to maintain our position in Germany Japan and Korea Heavy Fog Over Most of State Des Moines clouds hung over Iowa Saturday and at midmorning the weather bureau reported fog heavy in places over most of the state There was light rain in some vicinities during the morning but the rain was expected to end some time Saturday The clouds were not expected to disappear over the weekend however Although some rain fell in most sections of the state during Fri day and Friday night the only amounts over half an inch were 79 of an inch in Des Moines 76 in Spencer 95 in Ames 62 in Charles City 57 in Forest City and Iowa Falls 53 in Estherville and 50 in Burlington Davenport had the highest mer cury reading Friday with 66 de grees Friday nights low was 37 degrees in Spencer Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Satur day night and Sunday Some what warmer Sunday Low Sat urday night 35 to 40 high Sun day near 70 Iowa Considerable cloudiness Saturday night with few show ers in southeast portion Satur day night becoming partly cloudy and sflmewhat warmer Sunday Fair and mild Monday and Tuesday North to north westwinds 6 to 12 miles an hour Saturday through Sunday Average temperatures Sunday from lows of 45 to highs of 70 in eastern half and from 37 to 72 in west Monday 45 to 72 in east and 40 to 75 in western half of state Minnesota Partly cloudy Satur day night and Sunday Slowly rising temperature Sunday Low Saturday night 30 to 35 north 35 to 40 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics or 24 hour period ending at 8 3clock Saturday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Saturday Precipitation FORMER IOWANS IN PLANE CRASH Stewardess Daughter of State Representative Des Moines former lowans were aboard the Unitet Airlines plane which crashed Fri day at Bryce Canyon Utah Miss Helen Morrissey a stew ardess on the plane was the daughter of State Rep and Mrs Edward J Morrissey of Valeria The other former lowan was Mrs Martin Sweet of San Ma rino Cal She was a sister oj Cleveland Indians Pitcher Don Black and xvas a native of Salix Iowa Miss Morrissey 25 had been a stewardess about 3 years follow ing her graduation in 1945 from the University of California af Los Angeles Besides her parents Miss Morrisseys immediate fam ily includes 4 sisters and 2 broth ers Rep Morrissey left Friday night by plane for Bryce Canyon Mrs Sweet and her husband had been flying to Cleveland to visit Black when the crash oc curred YEAR AGO laximum Minimum 55 48 49 57 50 34 1st Returns Show Opposition to Legislature Call Des Moines Rep Edna C Lawrence ROttumwa said Saturday early returns from her questionnaire indicated a ma jority of the first term members of the house of representatives in the 1947 legislature was opposed to a special session Mrs Lawrence as secretary of the 52 Club has polled the first termers on their attitude toward a special session to keep the state income tax from rising from half to full rate in 1948 A majority ojE the 52 Club so called because the firsttermers were members of the 52nd general assembly would not be conclu sive because it isnot a majority of the house The club will hold a meeting here Nov 3 and it is certain that the income tax matter will be dis cussed although informally be cause it is not on the program The meeting was called by W H Nicholas Cerro Gordo county representative and president of the club Iowa Farmers Give Views on Drafting Long Range Policy Iowa Farm Woman Consumers Are Awake to Need of Sound Plan Des Moines Iowa farm woman who was born and spen all her life on a farm told a U S senate agricultural subcommit tee Saturday that it would have all the support you need from the people of the nation in drafting a longrange farm program Mrs Ellsworth Richardson Des Moines appeared as the first wit ness Saturday in the day and a half hearing being held by 5 sena tors in Des Moines I believe that the consumers are awake as theyve never been awake before to the need of a sound farm program Mrs Rich ardson told the committee She related how she and her husband had lost their farm after the first World war and have seen low a farm program nonexistent hen has sustained farmers in later times through critical eco nomic periods Most of the other witnesses ap pearing at Saturday mornings ses sion represented beef swine sheep and honey associations and farmers cooperatives The question of cooperatives and payment of income taxes was irought up during the testimony of Scar Heline and Albert Koolhof rath of Des Moines and both rep resentatives of farmers grain deal ers The question first was raised by Senator Ellender in questions directed to Heline and his ended in a 4corner discussion vith senators Aiken and Thye joining in Koolhof also touched on the sub ect in his presentation Others appearing this morning vere George Souder Rockwell ity representative of the Iowa State Sheep association Wil iam H Yungclas from Webster City president of the Iowa wine Producers association Way and Hopley Atlantic president of he Iowa Beef Producers associ ation and Edward G Brown iioux City president of the Sioux loney association Virtually all the persons inter viewed by a committee of 5 U S enators here Friday on proposals or a longrange federal program greed on some items but ex messed differing opinions on who hould control the various agricul ural agencies The 24 Iowa farmers and rep resentatives of farmsupported or ganizations and industries who appeared agreed that the ever normal granary more agricultural research soil conservation and some type of price support pro gram should be included in the longrange farm plan Fred Stover president of the Iowa Farmers Union said his or ganization favored a program ad ministered by farm committees similar to those now functioning under federal agencies and would resist any efforts to have any government program taken over by private farm agencies Allan B Kline president of the Iowa Farm Bureau warned against setting up a number of federal agricultural agencies which would bypass the old land grant college systems and urged use of local programs with locally controlled funds Legislation that would consoli date soil conservation work with the extension program was both approved and opposed by wit nesses The consolidation has been urged tions by Farm Bureau federa Harold McKinley of St Ansgar one of the Iowa Farm Bureau farmers who recently made a tour of western Europe said the farm ers he talked to in Europe are not looking for charity They just to get back on their feet and get going LOOK 4Day Homecoming at Wartburg Opens Oct 30 See page 3 High School Trojans Both Post Victories See page 8 Iowa Girl to Wed Patient With Leprosy Carville La UR A p r e 11y young secretary at the U S ma rine leprosarium here Saturday said she was the happiest girl in the world as she made plans to marry a handsome patient with an active case of leprosy Doctors at the leprosarium said they would not give official per mission for the marriage because it would set a bad precedent bu they said the couple would prob ably go to another state for the ceremony Officials said the girl was from Iowa and the man from California but they would not disclose thi names of the couple They said the pair would prob ably go to New York to live since that is the only state in the union that does not require segregation of lepers The healthy young girl was salt to be a former staff worker at the late Aimee Semple McPhersons temple who took a secretarial job here recently to give spiritual aic to lepers Doctors said the girl told them she and her sweetheart fell in love and became engaged last July They quoted her as saying Im the happiest girl in the world The young man told officials he planned to leave the hospital with out permission and marry the sec retary in another state She has already handed in her resignation and will return to Iowa Nov 21 The couples parents have con sented to the marriage Distillers Prepare to Shut Down for 60 Ways See page 2 r Koenig to Address Chest Drive Kickoff See page 14 ETO WAR DEAD RETURN TO US Bodies of 6200 GIs Arrive Home Sunday New York bodies 6200 American servicemen first to be returned to this country from European burial grounds will arrive in New York Sunday aboard the army transport Jos eph V Connolly The day has been made a day of mourning by both city and state officials Memorial services will be held in many churches and a civic memorial will be con ducted in Central Park over the casket of one of the returning war dead Some 100 planes of all services will fly over the transport and Is sea escort as it moves to its 5erth at pier 61 foot of 21st street Manhattan It is scheduled to dock at 11 a m The bronze casket of a soldier who won the medal of honor will be taken from the ship after noon for a solemn procession across 23rd street and up Fifth avenue to Central Park Speakers at the Central Park ceremony will include Mayor William ODwyer Gov Thomas E Dewey Secretary of the Army Kenneth Royall and chaplains of Protestant Catholic and Jewsih faith Eight enlisted personnel of the 5 branches of service will serve as pallbearers during the cere mony Following the memorial the procession will return to the pier down the avenue of the Americas Probe Crash of Airliner With 52 Dead Bryce Canyon Utah teams of experts probed carefully Saturday through charred wreck age of a United Air Lines DC6 plane in an effort to determine the cause of the crash which Fri day took the lives of 52 persons Representatives of United Air Lines Douglas Aircraft the planes manufacturer the civil aeronau tics board and other federal agen cies teamed off according to their individual abilities Experts on electrical installa tions fuselage design engines and other features of airplane con struction sought to learn the source of the fire which caused the plane to plummet to earth from the emer gency landing strip toward which the pilot was heading The investigators were tight lipped They refused to hazard opinions on the mishap The New Yorkbound 4engined ship flight 608 from Los Angeles smashed near the rim of tropic canyon in Bryce Canyon National Park and exploded scattering wreckage and bodies over an area of several hundred yards Trailing smoke and flames for at least 22 miles before it crashed the giant ship plowed a smoke blackened swatch for 800 yards alongside state highway 22 just east of the Bryce Canyon airport The scene is in southern Utah about 275 miles south of Salt Lake City The engines scorched and twisted were thrown 200 to 300 feet beyond the burned area A piece of the tail 15 to 20 feet long was the largest part of the craft remaining The bodies burned and un recognizable for the most part were horribly torn apart Two infants and 21 or more women were among the viciims One of the women was an expect ant mother The mutilated remains wen flung across the 7300 foot plateau or blown into the 200foot deep canyon just behind the impac point All bodies were left at the scene until Saturday morning with guards posted to protect them from coyotes pending an inquest Several groups of investigator started official probes Saturday Capt E L McMillen Balboa Park Cal the pilot reported bj radio at p m a few minutes before the crash that fin had broken out probably in the planes baggage compartment and that the cabin was filled with smoke Five minutes later the veteran of 15 years of flying on western routes opened his microphone anc reported The tail fire Is going out We may get down and we may not Best place we can x x x At he reported he had turned back for Bryce canyon air port and said May make it Think we have a chance now Ap proaching the strip The next radio message came from the airport tower here at p m Itsaid x x x Fire one mile east The ship had just skimmed across the top of Tropic canyon to the sloping top of a long sage brushcovered plateau seconds of flying time from the landing strip Concussion from the explosion was felt clearly 5 miles away Black oily smoke billowed into the air Among prominent persons aboard the ship were Jack Guenther 33 New York managing editor of Look maga ine William A Galvin New York vice president of the Bakery and Confectionary Workers Interna ional Union of America iement D Ryan president f Whitneys department store n San Diego Cal and for mer president of the Mont omery Ward and company and lis wife Mrs Dorothy Howard Coronado Cal wife of Maj Gen A F Howard USMC retired Samuel Lilienthal and Mike Lilien hal wealthy Chicago brothers and their wives Mr and Mrs C De Brugh an English indus rialist and his wife and Jefferson Burkett Chicago Cardinals pro essional football team punting tar SAME White flag means no traUle death In BAR HARBOR IS THREATENED BY SHIFT IN FLAMES 60 Families Routed by Fire Truman Proclaims Maine Disaster Area Bar Harbor Maine police hunted firebugs in the dis aster stricken New England area 60 families were evacuated hur riedly Saturday from the Ireson Hill and Salisbury Cove sections of Bar Harbor as a forest fire which ruined much of the residen tial section of the famed summer resort moved back toward the town The fire was reported about 2 miles north of the center of Bar Harbor A wind shift had eased a threat to northeast Harbor The entire state of Maine was proclaimed a disaster area by President Truman which cleared the way for release of surplus war goods to the fire stricken areas Reported evidences of arson were being investigated by police from Cape Cod to Maine and Massa chusetts was fighting 2 flareups in Falmouth on Cape Cod and Glou cester This island resort reported its stand against flames the best it has been and police authorized Sam J Sachman to open his cloth ing store to supply fire crews and emergency workers Survivors who escaped in a Dunkerquelike sea evacuation are banned from returning for at least another 24 hours Police Chief George C Abbott said A new report of a million dol lar loss by the mayor of Rochester N H brought the New England fire cost up to Relief centers reported housing an estimated 2500 firehomeless in Maine Police investigation of the ar son angle cahie as weary fire fighters appeared to be gaining mastery over blazes throughout New England which contributed toward a national death toll of 18 Joseph A P Flynn chief of the Maines insurance depart ments arson division said he had wellgrounded suspicions that some of the fires have been set and police at Biddcford reported they were questioning a suspect The youth was picked up after Biddeford police became sus picious of a fire which forced evacuation of 2 hospitals Fire Chief Arthur S OBrien of West Falmouth just outside Portland said there was evidence a candle had been burning With in an inch of dry pine Deedles when it was discovered by 2 Girl Scouts on a farm He described its presence as a clear cut case of the work of a firebug Deputy Sheriff Ralph C Hos mer of Standish said burning wood shavings had been found near a wood lot in that town but had been made harmless Friday night Maine saw its 7th community go up in tiny hamlet of Unionville in Washington county The fire stopped at the Jones boro border veered toward Ma chias and levelled several build ings Bar Harbor scene of a small scale Dunkerque Thursday night appeared like a ghost Saturday Palatial homes once the show places of the millionaires sum mer playground lay in ruins Haggard men walked listlessly around seeking some trace of heir property There were few women in the town Most of them were in Ells worth to which were evac uated by land or sea Thursday night when it appeared for a time that more than 2500 per sons would be trapped on the town wharf The weather man however leld little hope for real relief Slight showers were predicted for Saturday night or Sunday morning While New England appeared o be holding the upper hand in he long fight southeastern New York state was hit hard Friday night An uncontrolled forest fire swept across the top of Shawan unk mountain threatening the Jlster county resort hamlet of Halker Valley More than 350 state conserva ion department employes and volunteers fought the 1000 acre laze one of 7 out of control in hat section of the state While most sheeps wool is vhite there are also species which bear brown fawn yellow Notre Dame Iowa 1 2 3 4 FINAL Columbia 1 23 4 FINAL Pitt Ohio Stare 1 2 3 4 FINAL Michigan 10BE Minnesota ;