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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 28, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION tirrnn IOWA TUESDAY CHARGE CURTAIN CLOAKS TRIESTE ESTIMATE FOOD SAVING PLAN IS COMPLETE Industry Pledges Will Account for 35000000 Bushels in Next 90 Days Washington citizens food committee Tuesday estimated that it per cent along the way towardPresident Trumans goal of saving 100000000 bushels of grain for the relief of winter distress in Europe Industry pledges will account for some 35000000 bushels In the next 90 days a committee official said but most of the rest must come from public selfdenial and in farm savings of grain fed to Livestock In the hope of tapping another industry source Committee Chair man Charles Lucfcman will meet shortly with meat packing repre sentatives the official disclosed Meantime the white house and legislators of both parties made plans for the Nov 17 special ses sion of congress which Mr Tru man hopes wfll furnish about 000000000 to get the grain and other products overseas while set ting up controls against inflation at home Senator Taft of Ohio candidate for the GOP presidential nomina tion summoned the senates re publican steeringcommittee Into a meeting 3 days ahead of the spe cial session Republicans have un dertaken to write a price program of their own to match anything that Mr Truman sends to capitol hill One high white house adviser said Monday night that a proposal for price control at the level of the not the con getting serious consid eration within the government and among congress members This official who declines to allow the use of his name indi cated such price proposals would embrace only a limited number of basic foods arid commodities in worldwide short supply and could by no means be compared with the OPAstyle price ceilings which expired last fall Taft toldreporters in Boston Monday he believed the special session can wind up by December 19 and in that time can complete action not only on prices and for eign emergency aid but possibly on the Marshall plan for long range reconstruction of Europe There was speculation in view of the food committees approach ing meeting with the meat indus try whether Chairman Luckman might ask the packers to refuse hogs and beef cattle fattened to the quality of choice The agriculture departments livestock specialists estimate that some 60000000 bushels of grain are used annually not to put more weight on the cattle but to im prove the quality and flavor of the meat When reporters raised the ques tion of a voluntary ban on accept ing choice animals early in the food campaign one official of the American Meat Institute the packers organization replied tha such an agreement might lay th packers open to federal antitrus action Since then Luckman has armec himself with a letter from Attor ney General Clark stating that a industrywide grainsaving agree ment will be held subject to pros ecution under the antitrust or re straintoftrade statutes on Market as Hogs Decline By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Three dollar a bushel wheat re appeared at the Chicago board o trade Tuesday for the first tim since President Trumans call fo a special session of congress t fight inflation and aid Europ sent prices tumbling December wheat hit the mark after opening strong am moving steadily higher during th first hour of trading Hog prices continued to declin at the principal livestock markets in the midwest The decline of 5 to 75 cents a hundred pounds a Chicago but butter futures movec day of as much as Egg futures declined slightly a Chicago but butter futures m oved up nearly a cent a pound Near the end of the first hour o trading on the Chicago board ol trade wheat was 2J to higher Corn was up 1J to 2J cents De cember and oats were 1 to 11 higher December Soy beans advanced the cent daily limit November The urgent need for rain in the major southwest winter wheat states gave prices the upward push Reflecting the recent downward trend in some wholesale com modities prices the Associated Press weighted wholesale price in dex of 35 commodities fell Monday to 19774 compared with 19869 Saturday and the all time high of 20067 reached last Thursday The index uses 1926 prices as 100 Russia Wants Troops Out of Korea Jan 1 LakeSuccess Russia called on the United Nations Tuesday to PROBERS CITE SECOND WRITER FOR CONTEMPT Trutnbo Refuses to Tell UnAmerican Committee Whether He Is Red Washington 2nd screen writer Dalton Trumbo refused Tuesday to tell a house unAmeri can activities subcommittee whether he is a communist and the group voted to cite him for contempt Trumbo as did John Howard Jawson on Monday took the stand that the committee had no right to question him about his political beliefs The 42 year old writer was ex cused from the witness stand amid oud applause from spectators in e hearing room Chairman Thomas EN J pounded with his gavel and varned the audience to refrain rom demonstrations After Lawson refused to answer question Monday as to whether is had been a communist the ommittee voted to cite him for ontempt This is an action which as to go to house officials but eventually lead to prosecu on in the courts Federal statutes provide a fine f to 51000 and imprison ment from 30 days to one year for ontempt of congress Trumbo spent a lively 10 min tes on the witness stand before homas finally abandoned his ersistent attempt to have the vriter answer questions directly This is the beginning of Amer an concentration camps Trum o shouted as he walked from the itness stand with several capitol olicemen standing around him Sieriff John of Vrtuque county examines the death car in which 3 Dubuque residents were killed late Monday afternoon when it col Iided with a truck south of Dubuque Trumbos activities in Holly ood were criticized last weekby several witnesses at Wheel on County Road Thompson Rites were incom plete Tuesday for J D Lindblad 63 of Thompson who died of i heart attack in his car 3 miles south of Rake late Monday after noon The body was found between 3 and p m by Leonard Kuch enreuter of Buffalo Center who is employed by the county and was driving a truck when he came upon the car by the roadside Lindblad had managed to stop the car before he died Coroner Arnold B Anderson Jr of Lake Mills was called He declared death due to a heart at tack Lindblad had been in the insur ance and feed business for many years He had lived in Thompson 3r years Survivors include his wife his father Gust Lindblad 90 of Ames 4 sisters and 1 brother It is estimated that it requires about twice as much power to crank a gasoline engine at 10 de grees fahrenheit as at 80 degrees and American troops from Korea by next Jan 1 The soviet demand was laid be fore the general assemblys 57na tion political committee after the United States had urged approval of a U S proposal for elections In the 2 zones of Korea by next March 31 under TJ N supervi sion Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei A Gromyko and U S Delegate John Foster Dulles clashed sharply in the opening round of the Korean debate Gromyko accused the United States of delaying negotiations for Korean independence while Dulles blamed Russia Gromyko demanded that the political committee give the new soviet proposal priority over the American proposal since he said it was the most radical solution before the committee The soviet delegate also urged the committee to invite represen tatives of the Korean people to participate in the current U N debate on the Korean question NORTH IOWAN DIES OF BURNS Gasoline CanExplodes in Nora Springs Home Funeral services for William Cordes 41 lifelong resident of Cerro Gordo county who died in a Mason City hospital Saturday from burns sustained when a gas oline can exploded in his apart ment at Nora Springs were held at the Gospel Tabernacle in Clear Lake at 2 p m Tuesday Cordes an employe of the Northwestern States Portland Ce ment company had lived with his wife in West Haven until the mid dle of last week when they moved o an apartment at Nora Springs Mrs Cordes said that she had gone into the kitchen to fix some coffee Saturday afternoon when she heard a blast in the living room and screams from Cordes who ran down the stairs and out side with his clothes blazing He was rushed to a Mason City lospital at 4 p m and died shortly before midnight An at ending physician reported that he had 75 per cent burns The top of the gasoline can could not be found A large hole was blown in the ceiling No rea on for the explosion was discov ered It was thought sparks pos ibly came from a pipe Cordes was moking which was found at the aottorn of the stairs Survivors include his wife Urs Rose Cordes of Nora Springs rothers Joe Cordes of Waterloo nd Carroll Cordes of Nora prings and a sister Mrs Ida Harmon of Cedar Falls Burial was in Clear Lake ceme ery The Sheckler funeral home f Nora Springs in charge tees in Hollywood Jack L Warner movie producer listed Trumbo among writers he said he believes attempt to inject unAmerican doctrines in movie scenarios Producer Sam Wood mentioned Trumbo along with 2 other writ ers and said I think they are agents of a foreign country When the committee declined to let Trumbo read his statement the writer protested You permitted a statement by Gerald L K Smith to be Banging his gavel Thomas cut him off with the shout That is out of order I would like to know what it is in my statement Trumbo stuttered Thomas banged his gavel again I have evidence Trumbo shouted Cautioned to proceed in order Trumbo stated his name address and place of birth Montrose Colo He said he was born Dec 9 1905 and has been a writer since or 1935 The mustached little writer in sisted that he could not answer all questions Yes or no assert ing that such answers could be given only by a moron or a slave s Lawmakers Find Farmers List Soil Conservation as Tops Committee Completes Hearings in Iowa on Long Range Farm Plan Sioux City Hope RKans said Tuesday the house agriculture committee found intheraidwest a ers to put soil conservation at the top of all considerations for a longrange agricultural program This is a good sign for the fu ture of America he told report ers as the committee headed for Kansas City where Wednesday it will hold another hearing in its grass roots tour to find what farmers want in the way of future federal policy Farmers appearing before the group here Monday presented a mass of testimony for continuation with some revisions and refine ments of the present farm pro gram including soil conservation price supports and production con trols when essential to avoid price depressing surpluses Various farmers also urged ex pansion of the rural electrification program crop insurance market centralized and the control put into the hands of the farmers with a minimum of red tape Many of the price supports adopt ed in wartime expire at the end of next year While the fanners asked for price supports with Tbut few dis sents amoflg testifying they disagreed on the yardstick for measuring fair farm prices Var ious farmers said prices should be supported at 90 per cent of parity of 100 per cent or under an ar rangement whereby the percent age of parity could be varied from year to year to encourage or dis production of specific ing agreements research a na tional program to assure farmers adequate labor and a Missouri valley authority Representative H o e v e n R committee member gave reporters this summary I think the sentiment here is the farmers want to keep the foundation of the present program on which to build if the necessity arises in the future There seems to be a general feeling that con fress shouid pass longrange leg islation now Whatever program is adopted JVA the administration should be de courage crops Parity now is calculated to give the farmer a purchasing power equivalent to some past favorable period for 190914 Some witnesses said this should be modernized using the last 10 years as the base in the computation Some wanted farm family labor included in the com putation The farmers disagreed also on whether allfarm agencies should be consolidated including the transfer of the soil conservation service to the extension service The committee here as in prev ioushearings at Durham N Car Lancaster Pa Rocky Mount N Car Montgomery Ala and Mad ison Wis found a majority of fanners saying the present pro gram polished up would do for the future In view of the presidents call of a special session of congress the committee decided to end its tour at Temple Texas on Saturday Hope said he hopes io complete the study next spring with hear ings in the west 3 DEAD AND 1 HURT IN WRECK Auto and Truck Collide on Road Near Dubuque Dubuque persons were dead and another was in serious condition at a hospital here Tuesdayw H suffered Monday night when the car in which they were riding and a stock truck on high way 52 ten miles south of here Monday The dead were George H Lewis 23 of Dubuque his infant son Douglas and his brother Sidney Fire Strikes Community in 2nd Disaster Wodward Okla fire which for more than an hour threatened Woodwards entire business district was reported un der control at p m CST Tuesday after it had gutted 4 store buildings and damaged at least one other Several persons were injured but there were no reports im mediately of any fatalities Two sharp explosions which shook the fire area were attribu ted either to escaping gas or to chemicals in a drug store one of the destroyed establishments The buildings burned out were those of the Oliver shoe store the NewcombFrost womens clothing shop Brown drug store and the Trego clothing store operated by Woodwards mayor George Trego The fire spread to the adjoining J C Penney company store but was reported under control there Woodward Is still rebuilding following an April 9 tornado which killed 106 persons in this and nearby communities injured approximately 1000 and devas tated a large portion of the bus iness residential and industrial areas of the northwest Oklahoma city of 5500 Fire equipment from Alva Fair view Enid SHing Mboreland Vici and Shattuck was rushed to Woodward Firemen were hampered by the lack of chemical equipment and by low water pressure The water system has not been completely replaced since it was damaged in the April tornado Known injured were Mrs George Trego wife of Woodwards mayor Kenneth McCollum John Laubhan H C Butler Jr Bob Blacktop Willard Guthrie Jim Watson and O L Goff As the fire spread additional explosions blew out store windows up and down the street as gas gathering in the buildings from broken lines was ignited Lewis 19 Dubuque Hospital attendants George Lewis said Mrs mother of 10 months old Douglas was in seri ous condition Sheriff Leo J Martin said the car driven by George Lewis was proceeding north toward Dubuque and the truck driven by Omer Feller 17 of Spraguesvjlle Iowa was proceeding south on the high way when they sideswiped He said the accident occurred in a heavy rain George Lewis was killed in stantly Sheriff Martin said The baby died enroute to the hospital and Sidney died at the hospital several hours later Sheriff Martin said the truck was owned by Leo Ambrosy Bel levue Iowa and that Feller was enroute back to Bellevue after delivering a load of hogs to a Du buque packinghouse TRUMBO SHOUTSDalton Trumbo shouts from the witness stand Tuesday as he tries to make a statement before the House UnAmerican Activities com At right is his attorney Kobert Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Generally fair Tues day through Wednesday Low Tuesday night 3032 with frost expected High Wednesday 60 Iowa Generally fair Tuesday night and cooler near Missis sippi river Wednesday fair and warmer Low Tuesday night 29 northwest to 38 southeast High Wednesday 60 to 66 Iowa 5Day Outlook Tempera tures will average 3 to 6 degrees above normal Late October normals for Iowa north maxi mum 50 and minimum 30 south maximum 56 and minimum 34 warmer Wednesday little tem perature change Thursday cool er Friday night and Saturday morning little change Sunday precipitation will average one fifth inch occurring as scat tered showers Friday and Sat urday Minnesota Fair Tuesday night Cooler southeast portion Wed Odeboldt Man Dies of Accident Injuries Sac City Dirkink 67 Odebolt died at ahospital here Monday of injuries suffered last week in an automobile col lision near Odebolt Johnson 34 Harlan driver of the other car suffered minor injuries nesday warmer Generally fair and SAME DATE Black menu raftio In out S4 hour IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 52 Minimum 44 At 8 a m Tuesday 44 Precipitation 18 YEAR AGO Maximum 57 Minimum 49 Heavy Rains Fall in Iowa Sections Des Moines rains ranging up to 177 inches at Wa terloo were reported Tuesday by the weather bureau The temperature meanwhile dropped to a state low of 35 at Cherokee early Tuesday Precipitation in the 24 hours ended at 7 a m included Cedar Rapdis 155 Marshalltown 141 Dubuque 102 Ames 86 Des Moines 79 Oskaloosa 79 Albia 66 Iowa City 54 Burlington 37 Davenport 22 Spencer 13 and Lamoni 13 Skies remained cloudy Tues day except in the extreme west and northwest portions of the I Chamber Asks Elimination of Overtime Pay U S Chamber of Commerce asked con gress Tuesday to consider elim inating the overtime provisions of the wagehour act under which employers must pay timeanda half fpr all work over 40 hpurs a week The chamber said the law as It now stands imposes a penalty on the employer and tends to in crease the price of the goods pro duced to the consumer The chambers views were pre sented at a house labor subcom mittee hearing by Richard K Lane chairman of the chambers labor relations committee The congressional groupf is holding hearings preliminary to recom mending revisions in the 9year old statute The national chamber has urged in its declaration of policy that the congress should under take a thoroughgoing study of the entire law and its economic effects said Lane who is presi dent of the Public Service com pany of Oklahoma It is conso nant with this declaration that I am raising the question for the committees consideration as to whether the overtime provision should remain in the law Denying that the overtime pro visions would spread employment in time of a business depression Lane said It would seem to be business realities and not the requirements of the law that determine whether or not overtime is worked Of what effect then Is the overtime compensation requirement in this light other than to Increase pro duction costs for work done under unusual conditions He said that pending a deter mination as to whether such a basic change as elimination of the overtime provisions is desirable the chamber feels that certain im mediate adjustments are neces sary He suggested that the sub committee consider 1 Clarifying the language of the act in regard to specific ex emptions 2 Restoring to the state juris diction over matters within their borders 3 Exempting from the act all employes whose pay reaches a certain figure 4 Requiring the wagehour ad ministrator to hold hearings be fore developing an enforcement policy GOP LAWMAKER SAYS MANY GIS KILLED BY REDS Bennett of Missouri Reports 63 Incidents of Armed Aggression Washington Marion T Bennett RMo declared Tuesday that many American soldiers have been killed or wounded by communists in the Trieste area behind a brass cur tain of American military censor ship The Missouri lawmaker re cently returned from a 6 week tour of Europe and the near east said there have been 63 inci dents of armed aggression by the against United States forces since they moved into the former Italian territory border ing on Yugoslavia Trieste now is a free state These acts have resulted in the death or wounding of many American soldiers Bennett added in a statement issued before he left for his home in Springfield Mo I have the names and iden tifications of the incidents as fur nished me by our military intel ligence In Europe they call it a cold war It is war and how soon or if it will engulf the whole world no men outside of the kremlin can say The brass curtain of American military censorship has done a remarkable job in keeping from the American people the serious ness of the situation at Trieste The army declined comment on Bennetts statement There have been no previous re ports of any American casualties resulting from the longstanding tension between the predominant ly Italian population of Trieste and the Yugoslavs When the free state came into beinglast September 16 under terms the Italian peace treaty the British military commander credited American forces with having prevented an incident which might have led to blood shed The American troops refused to allow a force of Yugoslav soldiers to cross the border into the area assigned to AngloAmerican oc cupation The Yugoslavs occupy the southern sector Each of the occupying nations was asked to assign 5000 troops to serve until a yettobedesignated governor reports no further need for them Bennetts trip abroad was made as head of a house commerce sub committee studying civil aviation He said his observations con vinced him that the United States should maintain the strongest air force and navy in the world and with the most atom bombs He said Russia is producing 45000 tanks a month and has jet planes in the skies over Europe The Missourian said there is hunger and want In Europe and this country must provide help But in doing so he added it must not overextend itself There are 4 things this nation can do Bennett said Surrender as we did with appeasement of Stalin at Potsdam Yalta and all the rest fight which is not likely unless we are attacked withdraw altogether and chalk up 300000 soldiers lives and other sacrifices of 2 great wars as a mistake or we can extend all aid short of war as we are doing But in granting that help Ben nett said the United States must make sure it receives a dollars worth of cooperation and eco nomic rehabilitation for every dol lar spent and there must be clear ly defined limits to the aid Pastel Hats for Men Los Angeles light weight hats for men were forecast Tuesday to counteract a trend to ward hatlessness Bert Bacharach mens fashion adviser said the spring chapeaux for men would be so appealing that men will be glad to wear hats instead of going bareheaded lowan Fires Bullet Into His Head and Walks to Ambulance Waterloo J Smith 54 was still alive Tuesday morn ing more than 24 hours after he fired a 25 caliber bullet through his head at his home and walked down stairs to a hastilysummoned ambulance He was transferred late Monday afternoon to the county detention hospital where he remains a patient LOOK ISTC Offers Seminars on Religious Problems See state page See Dewey Taft Strength Test in Nebraska Primary See page 2 ;