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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 9, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents n Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9 1949 HOME EDITION UlUlf This Paper Consists of Two One No 287 5000 Go on Strike on Missouri Pacific 2000 ATTEND FEEDER CATTLE here is a portion of the 2968 head of mostly Hereford feeder cattle which sold under the hammer at the Oswald Strand Sons 25th annual sale at Manly Thursday afternoon GlobeGazette Photo Cars were fiom several states in this area The cattle which arrived at Manly in 100 cars from theMontana ranch of the Strands can he seen in the pens in this aerial picture About 2000 Attend Manly Cattle Sale estimated 2000 per sons attended the 25th annual sale of 2968 head of feeder cattle from the Montana range at the Oswald Strand and sonssale barn at Manly Thursday afternoon sold for The cattle arrived The cattle at Manly from the ranch near Geyser Mont in 100 cars The ranch owned by the Strands is managed by Dean Strand who has been living there There are 2200 head of cattle on the 22890acre ranch Seven auctioneers cried the sale which was attended by persons from area The First National bank of Mason City clerked the sale The cattle were mostly Here fords and mostly feeders although there were a few beef cattle LeRoy Strand owns 2820 acres of land in Worth county and the family also has large land holdings in both Dakotas Canada and Min nesota Cripps Sees More Sales as Solution to British Plight Washington Sir Stafford Cripps declared Friday that the only satisfactory solution for Britains economic plight is to sell enough1 goods for dollars to become selfsup porting Britains chancellor of the exchequer made that state Corn Storage Situation Is Better in Iowa Des Moines storage picture Iowas corn is brightening Hervey E Hazen said Friday The state productionmarketing administration chairman said it now looks as if storage will be found for all Iowas corn It now looks like Iowas 1948 crop and the new 1949 crop can all be taken care of in good shape our farms in local elevators ment in a speech prepared a National Press club lunch eon Indicating British acceptance of American advice to streamline selling techniques he said that on the question of exports to dollar markets I believe that there is a most urgent need for more inten sive salesmanship Sir Stafford pictured the solu tion of his countrys economic crisis as essential for the coordi nated political and military strength of the west in its strug gle with communism He said that Secretary of State Achesoii and British Foreign Min ister Bevin have made remark able progress toward building the western political and defense structure but added All this progress will be in vain if we fail to provide a sound eco nomic basis for these combined efforts of the free democracies The twin themes of Cripps ad dress were hard work for the Brit ish people in their struggle to live on their income and hope for suc cess in the BritishAmericanCa nadian financial talks which opened here Wednesday These talks Cripps reported have opened in an atmosphere of mutual determination to bring some more permanent solution so as to avoid these recurring crises in the dollarsterling relation ship and in new government storage space of around 100 million bu shels now in process of erection Hazen said Six weeks ago Hazen said there was 191000000 bushels of CCC corn under government loans on farms and the government had no place to put it if it were de livered at maturity date The solution to the problem a VPMA release said was brought about by these 3 lines of action Construction of government bins to store corn farmers wanted to deliver loans to farmers to build cribs or bins to hold resealed corn and construction by farmers of temporary or permanent storage for the new 1949 crop The whole situation simmers down to this Hazen said Farm ers are not going to allow their price support program to bog down They are swinging into speedy action to cooperate with the USDA in the plans outlined and prospects are bright for a sat isfactory solution to the more than plentiful supply of corn Iowa Woman Heads P E 0 Sisterhood Chicago Mrs Seaman A Knapp of Ames Iowa was in stalled Friday as president of the P E O Sisterhood a philanthropic and educational organization About 1300 delegates attended the 39th P E O biennial conven tion at which Mrs Knapp was elected Thursday They chose Philadelphia for the 1951 conven tion SHERIFF IN HOSPITAL Des Moines County Sheriff Howard Reppert was hos pitalized Thursday after becom ing ill at work His condition was raported as not serious Rela tives said the illness was diag nosed as kidney complaint Little Sister Gets Break Somerville Mass A Smithers 11 winner of the New England AAU junior 1500 meter championship said her swimming career has paid off in more than just blue ribbons and publicity Every time she returns from a meet her brothers take over her regular job of doing the dishes Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Friday night with low 45 to 50 Saturday in creasing cloudiness and slight ly warmer with high near 80 Iowa Fair Friday night Saturday increasing cloudiness and warmer Low Friday night 50 to 55 west to 45 to 50 east Iowa 5day weather Temperatures will average 4 to 8 degrees below seasonal nor mal Normal high 79 normal low 56 Near normal Saturday Turn ing cooler Sunday and Monday Precipitation will average about onequarter inch occurring as scattered showers Sunday and occasional rain Monday Minnesota Mostly fair Friday night Saturday considerable cloudiness with shower devel oping in the west portion by west and south portions Friday night and Saturday Cooler near Lake Superior Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Friday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation 72 42 59 none YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 74 40 BULLETIN Montreal A Canadian Pacific Airlines plane crashed near Quebec City Friday with 2 top executives of the Kenne cott Copper company among the 18 passengers believed killed The Kennecott execu tives were President E T Stan riard and Vice President R J Parker both of New York Falls 1000 Feet Suffers Only Bruises Ft Benning Ga army Daratrooper screaming for divine ielp plunged 1000 feet in an almost free fall Thursday and es caped with a case of nerves and cruises Master Sgt James P Hendrix Lcpanto Ark was the 13th man o bail out of a plane 9 miles from here during a routine jumpwhile qualifying for his paratrooper wings Hendrix said his main chute was caught in the backwash of the prop and blew against him the chute shrouds becoming entangled in his boot buckles At 500 feet he jerked the emergency chute rip cord It opened for a moment then be came enmeshed with the other chute and Hendrix plummeted earthward with nothing above him but flapping silk and tangled lines An instant before he hit the ground Hendrix said he sum moned all his strength and pulled rris body into a vshape head and feet high That permitted him to roll when he hit the ground He was rushed to the hospital where he said this morning he was feeling fine Doctors kept him under observation but said he ap parently only had a case of nerves and minor bruises Some 79000000 Americans drink and otherwise use water that is unsanitary and dangerous to the health public health authori ties report 40 Trapped by Flames Now Safe KingCity Cal vacationists turned fire fighters when trapped at beautiful Tassa Jara hot springs resort were safe Friday but still surrounded by un controlled flames The windblown fire Thursday night periled inhabitants of the scenic mountain valley 20 miles west of here and destroyed a 2 story stone hotel building and about 15 of the 35 cabins Several hours after a caretaker reported the flames Thursday the fate of the hptel occupants had been in doubt Late Thursday night Forest Ranger Henry Branauch and Jack Cmran a U S fire control of ficer reached the resort They drove through half a mile of still burning woodland Stopped at a burned out bridge they walked the rest of the way through smouldering brush and reported by radio all were safe Curran said Actor Phil Terry owner of the resort had organ ized vacationists into a volunteer brigade to fight the flames He said none were hurt and all were calm Make Lower Forecast on Iowas Corn 2nd Largest Crop of AHTime Is Seen for Nation Des Moincs 1949 corn crop will be at least 22000 000 bushels less than anticipated a month ago the Iowa Crop and Livestock reporting service said Friday The service said that based on conditions as of Sept 1 this years crop will total 618184000 bush els As ef Aug 1 a crop of 640 262000 had been indicated Present conditions indicate a yield at the rate of 56 bushels an acre the service said This com pares with an indicated yield of 58 bushels an acre a month ago 61 Bushels The record crop of 1948 totaled 666730000 bushels The record yield per acre established last year was 61 bushels an acre The service estimated the 1949 soybean crop at 26750000 bushels at the rate of 205 bushels per acre as ol Sept 1 The estimate a month ago was for a crop of 28710000 bushels The 1948 crop totaled 35443000 bushels Berkley to Speak to Chicago Club Chicago ice President Alben W Barkley speaks Friday before the Executives club of Chi cago Barkley was scheduled to fly here from Springfield 111 with Illinois Gov Adlai Stevenson The vice president spoke at Spring field Thursday at the unveiling of a sculpture of Benjamin Franklin On Sunday Barkley will ad dress Chicago democrats gathered at the partys annual picnic His St Louis girl friend Mrs Carleton S Hadley also has been invited to the picnic but has not said yet whether she will attend Bandit Wont Settle for Small Change Davenport armed anc masked bandit held up the Sham rock tavern here Thursday night and escaped with When he entered the tavern he ordered Mrs Alma Orr to give him the money from the cash register Mrs Orr started to hand him the small change I want the big stuff the ban dit told her times are tough agricul ture department Friday estimated his years corn crop at 3525741 000 second largest of record 4th Largest Wheat production was put 1129081000 bushels the 4th larg est ever grown The corn estimate is 12516000 bushels less thanthe bushel forecast a month ago I compares with last years recorc of 3650548000 bushels and with the 10year 193847 average o 2787628000 bushels The new corn figure did no change the possibility of govern ment controls of some sort nex irear aimed at preventing accumu lation of a livestock feedgrain surplus However no decision on controls is expected for anothei month or so Driver Held on Bond After Zahariades Death Minneapolis UR James Cas sidy 21 Minneapolis waived ex amination and was held for dis trict court on bail Fridaj when arraigned on a crimina negligence complaint growing ou of the deaths of 2 persons in traffic accident Victims of the crash Tuesday were Gus S Zahariades 21 Mason City Iowa and George G An drews 20 Duluth Minn The Minneapolis traffic court ha postponed until Sept 21 a hearing on other charges that Cassidy was driving while drunk and after re vocation of his drivers license Xavier Cugat Faces Back Alimony Suit Hollywood King Xavier Cugat Friday faced an at tachment for back alimony on his bank account and home Mrs Carmen Cugat his former wife filed an attachment suit Thursday after suing to collect in alleged back alimony Cugat is reportedly estranged from his present wife radio ac tress Lorraine Allen Say Truman Stubborn on Switzer Issue Washington fP President Trumans refusal to withdraw an Iowa federal judgeship nomin ation was tabbed in the senate Friday as a new demonstration that the president can be as po litically stubborn as they come Mr Truman told his news con ference Thursday he isnt going to call back from the senate his ap pointment of Carroll O Switzer to be federal district judge in south ern Iowa His announcement was unex pected in view of 1 Switzers recent agreement to drop out be cause of the vigorous opposition to the nomination by Senator Gil lette DIowa and 2 reports that the president had written Gillette saying he presumed Switz ers action had made the Iowa senator very happy Gillette wouldnt talk about the reported letter from the presi dent He did tell a reporter he thinks the presidents decision to stick by the nomination is un fortunate I have not changed myfeeling that I have expressed before that Mr Switzer is a fine clean chap but is distinctly lacking in the ex perience and temperament we should have in our judiciary Gillette added It has been the general under standing among interested sen ators that the Switzer nomination Gillette had said was in tended to be a direct affront to be washed up with the withdrawal of the nomination and the submission to the white house of names of 2 men favored by Gillette The Iowa senator had recom mended William F Rilcy of Des Moines former Iowa bar associ AP Wirephoto GARBOS SECLUSION Garbos latest game of hideandseek to avoid public recognition took the form of this rumpled hairdo this week at Ostia Italy a beach near Rome Greta is in Rome to make a new film Her wigwagging companion here is her traditionally un identified escort SerititS Group Okays Above Billion for Arms Aid Washington special senate committee Friday approved a global arms bill with earmarked for anticommunist aid in the far east By a vote of 19 to 3 the combined senate foreign rela tions and armed services committees stamped approval on the arms measure which carries for rearm ing North Atlantic pact nations Only minor matters remain be ironed out before the commit tees take a final vote on the arms bill Monday Chairman Connally DTex of the foreign relations committee told reporters As the bill now stands it con tains for the North At lantic pact nations for Greece and Turkey ation president and Ed Halbach of Clinton J Howard McGrath the new attorney general was reported to have arranged for this solution of the political impasse before he left the senate to enter the cab inet If Mr Truman ever and some senators said his letter to Gillette indicated he changed his mind On that point they recalled Mr Trumans visit to Des Moines last week He may have discussed the nomination then with Jake More Iowa demo cratic chairman who has been sponsoring Switzer for the job Mr Truman noted that Switzer had written him saying the presi dent could withdraw the nomin ation of he chose The president added that he doesnt play the game that way for Iran Korea and thePhilippines to be used in the far east at the discretion of President Truman Before the committee acted a republican leader proposed that congress give the U S joint chiefs of staff full control of aid for non communist China The vote on the arms for major issue before the 3 democrats opposing the authoriza tion They were Senators George Russell Ga and Byrd Va Senator Knowland RCal failed in his effort to have 000000 earmarked specifically for aid to noncommunist China The group voted 12 to 9 for a substitute amendment offered by Senator Connally which gives the president full discretion to spend in Asia wherever he thinks it would do the most good Just Wanted Ride DCS Moines 18year old girl who detectives said ad mitted taking 4 automobiles re cently just for a ride has pleaded innocent to larceny of an Camdeii N J Cra mer Hill residential section where anatic Howard Unruh ran amok killing 13 persons and wounding 3 others began burying its dead Friday Police lines were formed around the home where funeral services will be held Friday afternoon for 6 year old Orris Smith shot to death while sitting on a hobby lorse getting his preschool hair cut Two other victims of Unruhs mad shooting spree were to be buried after services in nearby communities John J Pilarchik 27 automobile Julia Darlene Howard unable to furnish bond was placed in the county jail after waiving to the grand jury when arraigned be fore Municipal Judge Harry B Grund Thursday Detective Chief Paul Castelline said the girl signed a statement admitting she took the cars All the cars Castelline said were found abandoned a few hours after they were taken 7sf Sake Since Pearl Harbor Sent to U S Tokyo first shipment of sake potentJapanese fer mented rice drink for the United States since Pearl Harbor left Fri day night The freighter Andrew Jackson loaded 3330 quartcs at Kobe and Yokohama Some of the sake will go to the Hawaiian islands Begin Burial for Victims of Shooting year old cobbler will be buried from a funeral home at Pennsauk en while services will beheld in Woodbury for Alvin M Day Jr 24 Seven victims will be buried Saturday But services lor Mr and Mrs Maurice Cohen and his moth er Mrs Minnie Cohen were post poned until Monday to await the arrival of the Cohens son Leon ard 18 enroute home by plane from his army station in Japan While neighbors gathered to pay their last respects Armond Harrie 16 one of the 3 persons who survived Unruhs 20minute homicidal orgy told how he tried to wrest the gun off the killer The boy said Unruh stormed into the kitchen of his home and emp tied the gun at him and his mother wounding both in the arm He turned the gun around and held it by the barrel and tried to hit me with it Harrie said Thats when I knew it was empty As he turned and went out I grabbed for his gun I got hold of the gun bythe butt but tripped over the chair Then he ran out of the house 11 States Are Involved in Walkout Last Hope for Delay Abandoned by U S Mediators By ASSOCIATED PRESS With almost all of the railroads trains already halted 5000 op erating employes of the Missouri Pacific went on strike at 2 p m CST Friday A few trains on long distance runs were still enroute to their destinations when the deadline passed and continued on to their terminals But the railroad had stopped most trains in its 11 statej area earlier in the day to avoid last minute confusion An additional 22500 nonoper ating employes received notices their job were to be abolished with the end of Fridays business Some 2500 employes were to re main on the job The last hope of delaying the strike was abandoned by govern ment mediators shortly after noon Freight Stops Freight service stopped Thurs day Early Friday an embargo was placed on passenger mail and bag gage service However trains in operation at the strike deadline will finish their runs The chief issue in the dispute is the manner in which various operating rules should be in terpreted Wages and hours were not involved in the dispute Unions involved are the locomo tive engineers railway trainmen locomotive firemen and engine men and the Order7ofr Railway Conductors The tions 9th largest operates in Missouri Arkansas Illinois Kan sas Louisiana Colorado Okla homa Nebraska Mississippi Ten nessee and Texas President Truman also was con cerned with the CIO steel dispute which threatens a strike of some 1000000 members of the CIO United Steel Workers But he told a news conference Thursday he was awaiting a report on the pres idential factfinding boards re port Saturday before deciding his future action Neitherside in the dispute is required to accept the boards recommendations Calls Strike The union called the strike for July 16 after steel companies re jected their demands for a 30 cent hourly wage increase package covering a cent pay hike 627 cents for insurance and 1123 for pensions The strike was auto matically delayed for 60 days after Mr Truman named the factfind ing board There were strike threats against 4 other railroads A walk out set for Friday against the Wheeling and Lake Erie line was postponed pending attempts by a government mediator to settle 34 grievances between the carrier and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen The Union railijpad and the Monogahela connecting railroads which serve scores of steel plants in the Pittsburgh district are threatened by early strikes Some 30000 steel workers are expected to be made idle if the strikes be FOUND DEAD Des Moines Oscar Elrod 83 who had been missing a week was found dead Thursday in a dry creek bed near his home Acting Coroner John Edgerton said Elrod apparently died of ex posure after falling into the creek bed from a path along the Mil waukee railroad tracks come effective The BRT has threatened a strike against the Southern Pacific over working rules but a presidential factfinding board has urged fur ther negotiations DIES OF Toledo A Prusha 17yearold daughter of Mr and Mrs Edward J Prusha of Tama died in a Marshalltown hospital Thursday of injuries suffered Aug 21 in a 3car collision on highway 21 5 miles north of Belle Plaine DAMAGE Tokyo Friday set damage to U S army installations and vessels at the Yokohama port in the Aug 31 typhoon at SAME ftef traffU U V V ;