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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 5, 1947, Mason City, Iowa V Hi NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIU Associated Pros mat United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents Copyl MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 5 1947 This Paper Consists ol Two One No 281 RAILS ASK NEW FREIGHT RATE HIKE COE COLLEGE CHAPEL shoot out of the Sinclair Memorial chapel on the Coe college campus at Cedar Rapids Thursday night The chapel which had been redecorated recently at a cost of was destroyed with a loss estimated at 000 The fire raged for more than 2 hours WAGE BOOST IN RAIL EXPRESS Agency Agrees to Cents Hourly Increase Washington Har rison president of the AFL Brotherhood of Railway Clerks announced Friday the railway ex press agency has agreed to a 15J cents hourly wage increase for 65000 employes The boost effective as of Sept lr is the same increase given earlier this week to approximate ly 1000000 railroad workers under an arbitration award Harrison said the agreement averts a threatened strike which had been voted to enforce de mands for the wage hike It covers members of 3 unions Clerks International Ma chinists independent and the Brotherhood of Blacksmiths Harrison estimated the in crease will amount to annnually and raise the average wage to cents hourly The settlement was reached Harrison said at a conference with A M Hartung vice presi dent of the express agency The national mediation board had called the principals together to discuss the dispute but Harrison said he and Hartung were able to get together in advance of the scheduled conference New Radio Station for Mason City The Mason City Broadcasting company Mason City was granted a permit to operate a new standard radio station Thursday by the Federal Communications commission Washington D C according to word received here Equipment has been purchased and the construction of the sta tion will be started as soon as architects drawings are com pleted according to Louis Wolf of the Mier Wolf Sons furniture 311 S Federal who is promoting this locally owned station The grant was for 1490 kilocy cvles 250 watts unlimited time Studios of the new station will be on the second floor of the K C building and the transmitter tower will be constructed east of Mason City Mason Citys new station will be on a national hookup accord ing to Mr Wolf either ABC or Mutual The station will be opened as soon as it can be com pleted Austin Given Grant for Radio Station Austin Cedar Val ley Broadcasting company Aus tin Minn was granted a new standard radio station permit Thursday by the Federal Com munications commission The station will be 1480 kilocycles 1 kilowatt of unlimited time Post Western Security Pact as Pattern for UN to Follow Marshall Vandenberg Indirectly Lash Soviet Lack of By JOHN M HIGHTOWER Washington of State Marshall Friday held forth the new interAmerican security pact as the outstanding postwar example of how nations can join together to promote world peace Marshall who will present the treaty to the United Nations as sembly 2 weeks hence and Sena tor Vandenberg RMich hailed it in a radio broadcast Thursday night as a pattern for the U N to follow in its quest for world wide security Throughout the talks of both men ran an implied criticism of Russia and the soviet attitude to ward international cooperation Marshall declared that the re sults of the conference at Petropo lis Brazil in which the treaty was drafted and signed demonstrated I think beyond doubt that where nations are sincerely desirous of promoting the peace and well being of the world it can be done He added that it can be done without frustrating delays and without much of the confusing and disturbing propaganda that has attended our efforts of the past 2 years The secretary who earlier this year spent 8 futile weeks in Mos cow trying to negotiate agree ments on the future of Germany with Russia Britain and France returned Wednesday from the Pe tropolis meeting where the 19 American governments present drew up the new security treaty in 3 weeks Vandenberg chairman of the senate foreign relations commit tee told his radio listeners he would present the pact to the sen ate for ratification with every confidence that it will deserve prompt and enthusiastic approval of its traditionally American ideals He called the treaty sunlight in a dark world and declared that it is good for the United Nations Marshall repeatedly stressed the importance of the new ar rangement to the United Nations declaring that the treaty affords that organization a significant example I feel of which it is in great need at the present time At another point he referred to the outcome of the Brazil meeting as one constructive international development of a world sadly in need of such encouragement Vandenberg described the pact in these terms When the attack comes home to us within our region they pledge immediate and effective for one and one for all When it originates outside our region they pledge immediate con sultation looking toward united all for one and one for all LOOK KATHLEEN DURANT ExWAC Nears Freedom After Gem Theft Conviction See page 2 Emmetsburg Methodists to Build Church See page 3 10 Lettermen on Hand foi Jaycee Grid Drills See page 9 2989 Cattle for See page 14 RAM ADIER WINS SUPPORT VOTE TO DEFY REDS Accuses Communists of Exploiting Movement to Undermine Republic Paris UP Socialist Premier Paul Ramadier on his 5th vote of confidence since January in the national assembly Friday 292 to 243 with 54 abstentions after he accused the communists of ex ploiting a strike wave threatening to undermine the republic The assembly voted confidence in Ranradiers government as 500 000 Paris workers prepared to en gage in a 90minute protest strike and mass demonstration later in the day both under communist leadership The bearded socialist leader put the issue squarely up to the as confidence in his government to deal with the grave economic crisis besetting the country Ramadier flung his most pointed barb at the communists in the from of an implicit but unmistak able charge against them He said disturbing elements were ex ploiting the industrial unrest for political purposes The communist deputies sat coldly silent while the rest of the chamber cheered Putting the fate of his commun istfree cabinet up to the assembly for the 5th time since January Ramadier appealed grimly to French workers to halt a new wave of strikes and demonstra tions He said they were threaten ing gravely the stability of the franc and cutting under the au thority of the republic The communistdominated labor leadership called for a 90minute protest strike to halt all Paris transport followed by a mass dem onstration on the historic Champs de Mars or field of war under the shadow of the Eiffel tower Police threw up barricades around Ramadiers office and key government buildings and cortl oned off the assembly with strong reinforcements against any man ifestations during the confidence vote The double barreled test of Ramadiers strength was based on Frances pinching economic crisis The strike was in protest against spiraling costs of living and the dwindling bread ration The con fidence vote was on the govern ments proposal for a coal subsidy without which Rama dier said another spurt in prices was inevitable IOWAN IS HELD AFTER ACCIDENT James Miller Released From Local Hospital James T Miller 19 Kirksville is being held in the Cerro Gordo county jail for authorities at Ot tumwa Sheriff Cal Dwan said Friday as an outgrowth of an ac cident Miller and his brother David Miller 24 Kirkville had near Rockwell early Wednesday morning James was released from a local hospital Thursday The Miller auto rammed one driven by David Byerly 133i 10th S W on highway 65 as both were headed south the Miller car op erating without lights Dwan re ported Miller had rented a 1947 Ford convertible from the rentacar service at Ottumwa at p m Tuesday and had agreed to re turn it at 6 p m Tuesday Dwan said he was advised by Otturnwa police The car was wrecked at a m Wednesday when the Millers crashed into the rear of Byerlys car David Miller is still in a semi conscious condition at Mercy hos pital Hay should be well cured to prevent spontaneous combustion of haystacks AF Wirephoto IOWA FARMERS IN of the 30 farm ers from Iowa who are on tour to study farming condi tions in England and on the continent buy flowers from a flower girl in Picadilly square London Left to right Leo Bruening Decorah Howard Waters Danville J S Russell Des Moines Leroy Getting Sanborn C M Wil son Des Moines and Harlin Russell Anamosa Truman Pledges Full Backing of Nation to United Nations President Confident Peace Problems Can Be Solved With Good Will Rio De Janeiro Truman Friday pledged anew the full backing of the United States to the United Nations and ex pressed confidencethe problems of peace can be solved with mu tual good will and forbearance Speaking before a joint session of the Brazilian congress in Tira dentes palace Mr Truman also hailed as splendid the achieve ment of the recent InterAmerican conference in reaching agreement on defense of the western hemis phere Brazil and the United States he said must continue to cooperate with other countries of the hemis phere in the development of a strong and concerted force for the good of mankind Mr Truman noted that the 2 nations have been spared the wanton destruction and disloca tion of war He said he is certain they will be faithful to a great trust on which depend the lives and liberty of so many millions of disillusioned and discouraged people The address was Mr Trumans 2nd on Brazilian soil this week In his first he told the inter American conference Tuesday that the United States is determined to remain strong and fulfill its obli gations to the U N He also ex pressed belief that postwar dis putes can be settled without armed conflict Continuing on that theme in his address to the Brazilian congress Mr Truman termed the defense agreement as an illustration to the world that rightthinking men can submerge their individual prejudices for the benefit of the world Asserting the problems of peace still lie ahead of us and are more difficult than we could have anticipated Mr Truman pro claimed anew the United States determination that the United Na tions must be made to succeed despite the difficulties that have so far beset its development The United Nations is not a temporary expedient Mr Tru man said It is a permanent part partnership among the peoples of the world for their common peace and common well being The difficulties that we have encountered in this early phase in the life of the United Nations have not discouraged us On the contrary they have in creased our determination that it shall succeed The United States is resolved to support the United Nations with all the resources at our command IowaFarmer Burned to Death Near Dunlap Dunlap ff James Gilligan Dunlap farmer was burned to death in a fire which destroyed his farmhouse 5 miles south of here Friday Deputy Sheriff Nate Rains said ruins of the building were being searched because of a report a brotherinlaw of Gilligan not seen since the fire may also have been a victim INJURED IN FOREST Sgt Lauren E Wagner son of Mr and Mrs Paul P Wagner 725 Monroe S W called his parents from Castle field hospi tal Cal that he was there for treatment for burns about the face throat and hands suffered in fighting the 2600 acre forest fire in Blue Canyon North Fresno county Cal Thursday Wagner who served 20 months on Guam with the navy during the war joined the regular army the first part of July this year after which he went to Texas tor training He went to Cali fornia Aug 1 Sgt Wagner has one brother here Bill attending high school and a sister Viola employed at Deckers His father is foreman at the Rolfe Products company 400 8th S W Vandenberg Says Session Up to Truman Washington Van denberg RMich said Friday the administration should provide congress members with a con crete program for international aid and left to President Truman the decision whether a special session is necessary this fall Vandenberg who is chairman of the senate foreign relations committee told reporters There is no congressional dis position to dodge any emergency which the president may identi fy I am simply suggesting this event calling a special session Icpcnds upon presidential initia live after adequate information As Vandenberg held his first news conference since returning from the interAmerican security conference in Brazil veteran Sen ator Hatch DN Mex issusd a statement saying a large number of international and domestic problems all demand that con gress should return to work early this fall On Wednesday Undersecretary of State Robert Lovett told re porters the European situation may demand United States help in 1947 and indicated a special session may be in order Questioned on the outlook Van denberg said I have no information on the subject There is not a word from the state department or the white house about a special session since the day President Truman said none would be necessary But Vandenberg said republican congressional leaders have no plans at this time for a special session The senator said the need for such a session to consider possible aid to England and other European nations depends entirely upon authentic disclosure of the admin istrations plans Under the resolution adjourn ing the last session of congress Vandenbergas tie presid ing officer together with Speaker Martin of the house and the sen ate and house republican leaders could call congress bade together without presidential action FARMER DIES IN TRACTOR UPSET Emmetsburg Funeral services will be held Saturday for Leonard Snyder 29 Ayrshire farmer who was burned to death Thursday when his tractor overturned pin ning him beneath Driving alone on his large trac tor across a field toward his farm buildings Snyder is believed to have hit a rock which overturned the vehicle spilling gasoline which ignited His body was badly charred when found Rites at St Bernards church at Breda will be followed by burial in the church cemetery Snyder a World war II veteran was born at Breda son of Mr and Mrs Matthew Snyder Surviving are his wife 4 broth ers 3 sisters Iowa Man Killed When Run Over by Big Truck Chariton A Larimer 64 of Lucas was killed Friday when he was run over by a loaded ce ment truck in an accident which occurred while Larimer was work ing on a highway construction project south of here SAME ack flaf means traffic dtath In past 24 hour Survey of Major Cities Shows Food Prices Soaring With Essential Products Leading Spiral By UNITED PRESS The price of choice meat has risen above the high level which followed price decontrol last Octo ber a survey of representative cities across the nation showed Friday Butter milk and bread also led the food price spiral On the Chicago board of trade September wheat and corn reached new highs again Friday Septem ber wheat sold for the high est price for any September con tract September corn sold for a bushel the highest of all time Shell egg and butter futures reached alltime highs again Fri day on the Chicago mercantile exchange October eggs sold for 56 cents a dozen while November butter brought 75 cents a pound December January and March lard went up the 2cent limit In New York prime ribs of beef averaged 77 cents a pound Friday compared with 67 cents last Octo ber 15 the day after price controls were removed Bacon was 75 cents compared with 72 cents last Octo ber In San Francisco choice beef roast was 50 to 58 cents Friday compared with 4453 cents last October Baconwas 6fi76 cents Friday compared with 4453 cents Oct 15 Department of labor economists however predicted that the price of meat would drop 6 to 8 per cent in the next 4 months when farm ers begin liquidating their live stockto avoid feeding the animals high priced corn and other grains Wholesale sheep and lamb prices dropped substantially last week the labor department said In Washington the labor de partments bureau of labor statis tics told the story in percentages Food prices have jumped 14 per cent since last August Last month alone prices increased 24 per cent The housewife more concerned with putting 3 meals a day on the table than worrying about statis tics already knew the story She knew that each day she had to dig deeper into her purse to keep the family sating In Omaha the neighborhood butcher charged 80 cents a pound for rolled rib roast A year ago he asked 34 cents for the same meat It didnt take statistical training to figure out the price had jumped 128 per cent Buttered toast was a luxury in New York City with butter at 91 cents a pound A year ago it only cost 59 cents A quart of milk cost 19 cents in some Washington D C stores 20 cents in others Last year it only cost 17 cents In Denver chuck beef sold for 65 cents a pound 33 cents higher than last year There were no predictions that a drop in prices was just around the corner Instead New York experts pre dicted butler would rise to a pound across the nation Some Pacific coast stores already were getting the full dollar At Chicago where most of the nations meat is butchered cattle sold at a general price level rang ing from to a hundred weight With the price of grain increasing daily cattle prices were expected to increase also Many expected corn to go much higher C M Galvin statistician for a Chicago grain company forecast the 1947 crop would fall nearly 285000000 bushels short of the 2659949000 bushel estimate made by the department of agri culture several weeks ago John F Krey chairman of the American Meat Institute said the corn crop may suffer new dam ages from frost He said the dam age might be extremely heavy SEEK M RISE TO OFFSET PAY BOOST PRICES Carriers Will Request Emergency Order for Immediate Collection Washington nations railroads Friday asked for a fur ther 10 per cent increase in freight rates to offset a wage increase award to their nonoperating em ployes and a continued rise in the costs of railroad supplies The carriers filed the request with the interstate commerce commission which is scheduled to open hearings next Tuesday on the railroads joint petition for a rate increase of approximately 167 per cent In Fridays action the carriers amended this petition with a re quest that the increase over cur rent rates be made 27 per cent instead The railroads also informed the ICC that when the hearings on the proposed increases begin next Tuesday they will seek an emer gency order from the commission which would permit the immediate collection of 10 per cent higher rates over present charges This temporary increase they said should remain in effect until the pendingpetition has been dis posed of definitely The lines said that there would be 3 exceptions to the 10 per cent emergency request They would seek a flat increase of 10 cents per net ton and 11 cents per gross ton on the movement of coal and coke and a flat increase of 10 cents per ton on iron ore In Fridays supplemental peti tion the railroads estimated their operating costs have gone up ap proximately a year since the original request for a 167 per cent rate hike was filed on July 3 The rise was attributed to wage boosts and higher prices for materials An arbitration board in Chicago this week awarded a 15 cents an hour wage increase to the 17 non operating brotherhoods The cost of this adjustment to the railroads was estimated by officials at 000000 a year based on present employment figures The nonoperating brotherhoods represent about threefourths of the railroad workers A prospec tive adjustment of wages and working rules for the employes in the operating end of the business is still pending The original July freight rate increase proposed to raise rates in the east north of the Ohio and Po tomac rivers and east of the Mis sissippi river by 25 per cent and in southern and western territor ies by 15 per cent Fridays amended petition said a 38 per cent increase would have to be made in the east and 28 per cent elsewhere Weather Report FORECAST Iowa Fair Friday night cooler extreme east portion Saturday generally fair and warmer with scattered thundershowers be ginning in west and extreme north portions Saturday after noon or night Low Friday night 58 northeast and 68 southwest High Saturday 88 northeast to 98 southwest Mason City Fair and cool Friday night Saturday generally fair with showers possible late Sat urday night Low Friday night near 60 High Saturday 88 Iowa 5day weather outlook Temperatures will average from 4 to 5 degrees above normal in northern Iowa and 5 to 8 de grees above normal in extreme southern Iowa The normal high temperatures for this time of year is 75 in northern Iowa 80 in southern Iowa The nor mal low is 53 in northern Iowa and 57 in southern Iowa It will become cooler in Iowa Sunday warmer Monday and Tuesday becoming cooler again about Wednesday Rainfall will average i to J inch in scattered thundershowers late Saturday and Sunday and again about Tuesday Minnesota Fair Friday night In creasing cloudiness Saturday followed by occasional showers or thundershowers beginning Saturday afternoon night Cooler west and north Portions Saturday IN MASON CITY Globe Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 86 Minimum 57 At 8 a m Friday 66 Precipitation 35 YEAR AGO Maximum 81 Minimum 68 ;