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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 9, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL UU ad United FRW Full Le Tlv Cmu COPT MASON CUT IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 1947 aper of Two One River Steomfer Explodes at Pittsburgh Dock ESTIMATE 20 DEAD IN SHIP BLAST SCHOOLS CLOSE AS HEAT COMES BACK TO IOWA Dismiss Mason City Classes as Temperature Climbs to 92 Decrees Iowa schools were closing or dismissing classes early Tuesday as the prolonged heat wave which brought a reading of 104 at In dianola Monday with no letup in sight The weather bureau said the abnormaltemperatures would hang on with readings ranging from 1 to 10 degrees above nor mal over the next 5 days Somewhat cooler weather was expected Thursday and Friday accompanied by scattered showers but the rising trend was sched uled to resume on Saturday and Sunday Mason Citys schools were dis missed Tuesday for the 2nd successive day the high school closing at 2 p m and the elemen tary and junior high schools at Monday they closed at 3 p m Thetemperature in Mason City climbed to 92 degrees at Tues day according to jhe weather sta tion at the KGLO transmitter The CAA communications and weather station 4 miles farther west re ported a high of 95 Tuesday It registered 92 Monday as compared with 90 for KGLO School dismissed early at Coun cil Bluffs and Estherville Mon day and several cities announced early closing hoursTuesday Centerville schools were to let out at noon Tuesday and Des Moines public schoojs scheduled dismissal for 2 p m At Clinton schools dismissed at noon Tuesday and in Newton where schools hici been closing at daily they also closed at noon Tuesday1 Atlantic schools have been closing 45 minutes early each day during the past week because of the heat In Ottumwa some eie mentary schools are eliminating recess in order to close early and the same procedure is being fol lowed in Davenport Waterloo schools have been dismissing 40 minutes early Estherville schopls did not plan to close early Tues day Cedar Rapids and Fort Dodge were following a normal schedule Monday tied an all time record at Algona with a 99 degree iemp erature for Sept 8 Theprevious record was in 1925 according to official records Several points including Sioux City and Oskaloosa where read ings of 101 were recorded had temperalures of 100 or above Monday The early morning Iowa low Tuesday was 64at Spencer There was no rain anywhere The weather buveau said ab normally dry air which has blanked Iowa has been a factor in causing the heat wave to hang on Temperatures headed for near the 100 mark again Tuesday in many parts of the southwest and midwest after Mondays hot and humid weather throughout the region Tha mercury climbed to 105 Monday at Clinton Mo for the highest mark in the heat belt It was 104 at Vichy Mo 102 at Kansas City and 100 in Omaha Nebr and Quiticy m Cooler weather spread over the Rocky mountains the Dakotas and western Nebraska and was expected to extend into parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin and upper Michigan There were scattered thunder showers in the southern states and a line of rain extends from central Minnesota soufhwestward through central Nebraska to the Texas Panhandle Food Dollar Shrinks as Prices Continue Rise Chicago Americas shrinking food dollar was being dragged through the wringer again Tues day by a somewhat general ad vance in staple commodity prices Except for a reduction of 5 cents a pound for margarine in New York the general trend was up ward in the faster moving for economic adjustment Prices of wheat corn oats but ter and eggs hit new alltime highs on Chicago commodity ex changes Tuesday September corn futures opened at a bushel a new alltime record then soared to The previous alltime high for corn futures was set only last Saturday Wheat corn and soybean fu tures on the board of trade all Charles F Crane 79 Lake Pioneer Dies After Stroke Services to Be Held Wednesday at 2 at Congregational Church Clear F Crane 79 pioneer Clear Lake resident and business man died Monday night in a Mason City hospital following a stroke suffered Aug 30 Mr Crane was born near Green Bay Wis April 4 1868 son of Mr and Mrs Charles ECrane and moved with the family to City in a covered wagon when 2 yeans old residing in that community until he moved to Clear Lake The family lived in a log cabin north of Mason City several years He was married to Miss Alice Hill in Mason City Sept 19 1892 Besides his wife he is survived by a son Harold H Crane and 2 grandchildren Dorothy Ann and Charles Crane all ot Clear Lake 3 sisters Mrs Eva Crane Farnum Laguna Beach Cal Mrs Ethel Imhoff San Francisco Cal and Mrs Mae C Lees Des Moines and a brother Harry Crane Delta Utah Mr Crane moved to Clear Lake and entered business when L A Page and J R Hill of Mason City boughtithe yard from Nelson and Tenney in 1893 In 1909 Mr Hill jold his interest Crane who then became manager Heretired last November after 53 years in business in Clear Lake with the Page and Crane Lumber company Last November Mr Crane was made an honorary member of the Clear Lake Rotary club which he had served as president He was a member of the First Congrega tional church and had served on the board of trustees and on the building committee for the new parsonage He was active in the Chamber of Commerce having been its president and secretary 2 terms each At the time of bis death he was president of the Clear TLake Sand and Gravel company and of the Clear Lake Cottage company which he helped to organize He was a member of Chlvalric lodge No 82 Knights of Pythiasand formerly of the Odd Fellows lodge Mr Crane had long been a leading figure in the business life of Clear Lake and was associated with all forward looking move ments He was active in the As sociation for the Preservation of Clear Lake and platted and de veloped Oakwood park and its first addition East Lake place and the first addition to Clear Lake the Beaver addition and Orchard Heights and the Long Beach additions Funeral services will be held at 2 p m Wednesday at the Con gregational churci at Clear Lake Wards funeral uome at Clear Lake is in charge Sports Bulletin Chicago 2nd division Chicago Cubs nosed out the1 leagueleading Brooklyn Dodgers 43 getting all their runs in the 8th inning Iowa Farmer Killed in Auto Accident j Keokuk Van Aus j dall 76 Galland farmer was killed ia an auto accident late Monday When Van Ausdall did not ap pear homefor supper search was made along the river road north of Keokuk where the bluffs are steep The car and occupant were found hanging in the trees Van Ausdall died en route to a Keokuk hospital Many cars had passed the spot but did not see the wreck in the trees Tree Fall Fatal Des Moints UR Final rites were planned for John M Stacy 64 a Des Moines tree trimmer who fell about 30 feet to his death while trimrrjnga tree here Mon day Youth 18 Is Killed in CarTruck Accident Ottumwa Boggs 18 was killed instantly Monday nght when a car drivenby Paul Penniston 21 hit his parked truck Police reports showed that the Penniston car hit a motorcycle blocks from the fatal accident Penniston was being hospitalized but attendants said he was not seriously hurt C F CRANE Mason Citys Milk Prices Go Cents Theretail price of milk in Ma son City and CleaiLakewill be increased from 16 to 18 cents a quart starting Wednesday x The increase milk distributors stated reflects a higher price set by producers because of adverse weather conditions and higher costs of feeds The setting of the new price level followed days of negotia tion which resulted in an agree ment between milk producers and dealers in Mason City and Clear Lake whereby the producer will receive an increase of 87i cents for each 100 pounds of milk thus passing practically the entire in crease to the producer Butterfat prices have increased from 90 cents to a pound dealers stated Iowa to Get for School Lunch Plan Washington is sched uled to receive of 750000 allotted by the agriculture department Monday for this years national school lunch program States are required by law to match the amount of money ac cepted from the federal govern ment Weather Report FORECAST SAME Bliek lUc meini dMlh IB PHI 2t krari Mason City Fair and warm Tues day night Partly cloudy and hot Wednesday Low Tuesday night68 High Wednesday 90 95 Iowa Mostly fair Tuesday nigh and Wednesday contin ued warm Low Tuesday nigh 68 northwest to 72 southeast High Wednesday 95100 Iowa 5 Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 7 de grees above normal in the north to 10 degrees above normal in southern sections Normal max ima 78 degrees north to 82 de grees south Normal minima 5 degrees north to 58 south Con tinued warm Wednesday be coming cooler late Thursday and Friday Rising trend Sat urday and Sunday Precipitaiion will average about onehal mch rather frequent periods a scattered showers northwes portion through Thursday with showers remainder of state Fri day night Minnsota Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday with scat tered showers and thunder storms north and west central portion Tuesday night Waimei north and west central portion Tuesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for24 hour period ending a 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 90 Minimum VO At 8 a m Tuesday 76 YEAR AGO Maximum 76 Minimum 64 umped the permissible for single days trading September wheat reached a new high of a bushel the ilghest price on record for Sep ember delivery September oats climbed to 121i a new high for delivery in my month In cash trading yellow corn sold for a bushel and white ats for breaking all prevl tus records On the mercantile exchange hell eggs for October delivery old at 5740 cents a dozen jump ngmore than a penny November mtter reached an alltime high of 7525 cents a pound and Janu ary butter hit 7590 another new ligh The whole daily outlook was far from a pretty picture as described by Russell Fifer executive secre ary of the American butter in titiite The dairy industry Fifer said is going into the winter with an exceptionally low supply of butter and cream in storage and with 2 per cent less milk cows than a year ago Since the peak milk produc ion in 1944 he added the num er of milk cows has dropped 7 per cent while consumer popula ion since the start of the war has increased 10000000 many of hem now in heavy milk drink ng ages Probobly foreshadowing further retail price hikes hogs hit a new alltime high of a hundred weight at the Denver stockyards Monday and a record top of at the south San Francisco stock yards Traders at Omaha Sioux City Iowa and east St Louis 111 snapped up the offerings there at 130 a hundredweight Two of the nations largest chain grocery concerns boosted coffee 2 ents a pound retail in New York Tallow used by soap manufactur ers was up a cent a pound Eugene C Schultz New York commissioner of markets gave ftese comparative retail prices hert on a few food items Porterhouse pteak a pound up 31 cents over a year con 79 cents a pound up 9 centt over a year ago butter 87 cents up 8 cents since September large eggs 87 cents a dozen up 10 cents chuck steak 59 cents a pound up 4 cents chopped beef 49 cents up 10 cents veal cutlets 95 cents up 20 cents leg of lamb 65 cents up i cents Poultry prices remained un changed or slightly lower than those of Septmeber Schultz said with broilers and fryers at 49 cents a pound off 2 cents from a year ago and roasting chickens unchanged at 55 cents Senators to Discuss U S Plans Abroad Washington The senate appropriations committee has been called to meet here Sept 20 to discuss government financial poli cies abroad Chairman Bridges RN H called the meeting it was learnec Tuesday after consultation Vith Secretary of War Royall and other administration officials The call was issued against this background 1 Persistent talk that a specia session of congress may be helc this fall to consider extending ad ditional financial aid to western Europe 2 An assertion by Robert Gar ner vice president of the World bank supply stop gap financial assistance to Eu rope pending some longerrange solution such as the Marshall plan In a letter to members of the senate committee Bridges did no mention the Marshall plan or anj shorterrange program to tidi Europe over what Undersecretary of State Lovett has called a rapid ly worsening situation Bridges did write however that in the near future certain urgent and vital questions wil arise concerning our govern mental and financial policies in our occupied areas particularlj in Europe His letter dated September 6 added that the secretary of war has advised him that it would be helpful to the committee and the department if a meeting could be arranged to talk ove conditions abroad Ingham Observes 89th Birthday in Hospital Des Moines Ing ham editoremeritus of the Moines Register and Tribune Monday observed his 89th birth day in a hospital bed Inghan was visited by relatives anc friends during the day and had a birthday cake He is recuperatini from a stomach ailment USE CLUBS TO PUT REFUGEES OFF TRANSPORT Tommies Smash Sitdown of 3rd Group of Jews Unloaded on German Soil Hamburg Germany ff tish troops using clubs and fire loses emptied Tuesday the last f 3 transports which brought the xodus 1947 Jews to Germany Some kicking screaming Jews their heads bloodied in 90 minutes f fighting aboard were carried jodily from the transport the tunnymede Park after a sitdown trike against landing An official British casualty re port said 33 Jews including 13 women were injured and that 10 jf them were hospitalized An earlier report said 3 British sol diers were hospitalized with in uries Correspondents on the dockside counted at least 6 Jewish men with bleeding heads About 20 others were borne down the gangplank ace downward as if unconscious The violence attending the un oading ofthe Runnymede Park contrasted with the peaceable de barkation of the refugees aboard he Empire Rival a few hours earlier The first of the transports he Ocean Vigour was emptied with some violence Monday Vans and trains left the Ham burg docks with the refugees for displaced persons quarters in the area nearby Thus was completed another phase in the odyssey which egan July 10 when the Jews be gan a futile attempt to reach Palestine aboard the Exodus 1947 Irom the port of Sete France A British official announcei Tuesday Bight that a powerful canister bomb was found deep in transport Empire Rival after the ship had discharged her cargo of Jews The bombwas removed to the naval barracks and was exploded The explosion shattered windows 100 yards away but no one was injured The steelhelmeted troops un dertook the forcible disembarka ion of the Jews aboard the Run nymede Park after the passengers rejected 2 ultimatums to leave jeaceably When some 300 British troops moved Into position for the opera lion armed with clubs and wear ing teargas gosgles many of the Jews began to leave peacefully But others resisted bitterly The troops turned firehoses on the shouting and singing refugees who resisted attempts to force them up from the holds Jews who pressed against the Darred windows of the police vans aringing them on the last leg o this journey looked bruised ant disheveled eyewitnesses said and the clothing of many was torn The convoy of vans was accom panied by a bus full of blue uni formed military government se curity officers 2 military police jeeps and a truck containing abouf 40 German police The Jews will live in Nissen huts and tents pending screening and disposition UPHOLD NONRED LABOR LAW RULE Fort Worth Tex anti communist provisions of the Taft Hartley law were upheld Tuesday in one of the first major cour tests of the new code Federal District Judge T Whit field Davidson ruled that the gov ernment had the constltutiona right to limit actions of any agenc who would destroy representativ government by the institution o communism The decision was rendered on petition by the Fort Worth loca of the CIO Oil Workers Intema tionai union asking for an injunc tion to prevent the national labo relations board from forcing unio officials to sign affidavits denyin communist affiliations Union attorneys argued that th law is discriminatory and uncon stitutional because it forces unio officials to submit affidavits bu does not require the same action o employers The case grew out of an electio scheduled among employes of th Deep Oil Evelopment Co of Wich ita FallsTex last month Th election was postponed indefinite ly on Aug 20 because theunio had not proved that its and those of the Internationa union and the not com munists The postponement wa ordered by the national labor rela tions board at Washington JEWISH REFUGEES ON GERMAN of the Exodus 1947 who were returned by British transports from the Mediterranean and forced back onto German soil at Hamburg Germany are guarded by British troops as they leave the train at Kuecknitz Germany enroute to the detention camp at Poppendorf Naval Warfare In New Era WithM Firing Off Carrier Experiment Shows Land Targets Can Be Hit With Offshore Warships 3 Escape Serious Injury When Car Fails to Make Washington war fare entered an awesome new phase with the first shipboard f ir ng of a 15ton V2 rocket in a secret weekend test by the car rier Midway far out in the At lantic ocean The navy provided few details but quoted its top expert in guided missiles Rear Admiral D V Gal lery as saying This launching will mark the beginning of a new era in naval weapons Although the test rocket ex ploded after traveling only 6 miles the experiment indicated land targets could be pounded with such projectiles from war ships operating far offshore The Germans were firing the 46foot V2s up to 200 miles to ward the end of World war II when they concentrated the big weapons on London and Antwerp Monday nights navy announce ment did not say whether the early destruction of the test rocket Saturday was pre arranged but an officer speaking privately indicated the plan had been for a flight to maximum range The Germans had freauent premature explosions with the V2 and this was one of the cap tured missiles The firing from the 45000ton Midway was witnessed by lead ing military and civilian person nel in the field of guided mis siles the navy said It added that immedately after the launching the Midways air craft took off to complete the demonstration of the feasibility of combining rocket and aircraft warfare The navy gave Jio indication of what modifications were required on the Midway to launch the V2 Here are some considerations however The Midway class carrier has a deck of heavy armor plate and thus would be well equipped to hold the weight of the missile and to withstand the heat at launch ing The hot blast of the rocket would obviously be a serious problem which the navy may have solved by locating the launcher near the deck edge and sending the blast into the sea Because of its mass the Mid way rides steadily and when it does pitch and roll the motion is slow It would be possible to launch with reasonable accu racy from the deck as some officers said privately they believed was done However for wartime purposes the launching platform could be gyroscopically controlled as are the carriers guns Under Burmese law it is said that a wife may become the heac of the household if the husband drinks too freely Turn Near Taylor Bridge Three persons escaped serious njury when a 1938 Ford driven y Laverne Schultz 30 of Water oo failed to make a curve on highway 18 and landed on its side n the ditch near Taylor bridge east of Mason City about a m Tuesday the sheriffs office reported Riding with Schultz who was heading east were Doris Gaffney 21 Waterloo and Dorothy Craw ford 27 15i Commercial S E All were treated for bruises at a local hospital and later released Two wreckers were needed tc pull the car which was slightly damaged out from its position wedged between the bridge and a culvert a deputy sheriff who in vestigated said The condor is one of the larg est of known flying birds The great vulture of the Andes is sometimes exceeded in size by the albatross and the California condor LOOK INSIDE FIRE SWEEPS BIG 5DECKER 16 IN HOSPITAL Rescuers Dive Into Monongahela Waters to Save Survivors Pittsburgh The Island Queen a giant 5deck excur sion steamer exploded and was destroyed by fire at her Monon ahela river dock Friday caus ng a death toll estimated by po lice at 20 At least 16 persons were taken to Mercy hospital and authori ties feared the total dead might rise Crewmen w e r o hurled into the river by 2 tremendous blasts which shook the downtown area The first body identified was that of Mary Jones address unde termined The steamers crew of about 90 included a number of maids No passengers were report ed aboard Police firemen and passersby dived dramatically into the murky river to rescue crewmen Along the wharf firemen were hamp ered by a huge crowd which gath ered swiftly More than an hour after the blast hundreds of spectators were ordered off the nearby Smithfield street bridge because safety engi neers feared it might collapse Battalion Fire Chief John Mo roney said There are still 3000 gallons of oil burning on the ship The blast occurred just before passengers were to board the huge boat for an afternoon ride down the Monongahela and Ohio rivers Jack OBerry a crewman said I was on the gangplank There were 92 aboard I counted those I sawin the water and if the others were on board I figure they are dead I saw 2 women and 8 men on the porch I didnt see them after the blast The boat had accommodations for 4000 passengers Ed Brown another crewman said I was sitting on the fantail t thing I knew there was an explosion and I was in the water Thirty to 40 persons were seen in the water at one time An undetermined number of injured tvere hospitalized William C Morton 21 of Cin cinnati an apprentice engineer expressed belief the explosion occurred in the engine room The towboat Charles T Camp bell of the Mississippi barge line rescued 10 men from the Monon gahela river The Island Queen came here a few days ago from Cincinnati where she operated at an amuse ment park Melvin Stanley Associated Press traffic bureau chief at Pittsburgh who arrived at the scene a few minutes after the blast said The Island Queen is one solid mass of red flames from the water o the top of the boat The heat is errific Nickolas Sorg a Western Union messenger who was 3 blocks from he blast said It picked me up and threw me down on the street HAROLD STASSEN Stassen to Enter Name in Wisconsin Primary See page 2 Lake Mills Man Sees Poultry Quality Drop See page 3 Feller Saves Tribes Victory Over Yankees See page 16 TURKEY CABINET LEADER RESIGNS Gives III Health as Reason for Quitting Ankara Turkey Recep Pekers cabinet fell Tuesday under growing criticism of his domestic policies Foreign Min ister Hasan Saka was charged by President Ismet Inonu with the task of forming a new govern ment Reliable informants in Istanbul said Peker gave ill health as the reason for his resignation They recalled that the premier threatened to resign over recent criticism from his own peoples party of a cabinet revision which brought several new ministers into his rightist government Less than a week ago the pre mier revised his cabinet bringing in 5 new members who had been expected to give the rightist gov ernment a more moderate com plexion It had been criticized sometimes by members of Pekers own peoples party as often ap pearing to be autocratic in inter nal affairs Under the United States plan lo aid Turkey and Greece against the pressure of communism the Turks are receiving for the modernization of their armed ;