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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 11, 1947, Mason City, Iowa ftf NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ft i Mi NEWSFAKK THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS VOL un FWw United FTM Full wlru Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 11 1947 TliU Paper Consists of Two One No 286 HOGS EGGS HIT NEW PRICE PEAKS ATOMIC GRODP ADOPTSREPORT TO UN COUNCIL Russia Objects and Poland Abstains in Commissions 101 Vote Lake Success United Nations atomic energy commis sion Thursday adopted its 2nd re port to the security council by a vote of 10 to 1 with Russia op posed and Poland abstaining The ballot came after the United States and the Soviet Union bitterly accused each other of impeding the work of the com mission The vote on the first report last year embodying the prin ciples of the Baruch plan had been 10 to 0 with both Russia and Poland abstaining There is no veto in the atomic commission but the Soviet Union will be able to kill it with a veto if desired in the council Shortly before the vote Fred crich K Osborn United States atomic delegate charged that Russia has consistently attempted to impede constructive work in the commission The report carries broad prin ciples for setting up and operat ing an international atomic con trol agency Delegates agreed it was merely a progress report and that considerable work still is to be done before any atomic pact is written There was no indication when it would be considered by the se curity council Andrei A Gromyko soviet deputy foreign minister and chair man of the security council who cast Russias no vote on the roll call Thursday told newsmen that I do not think it is ripe for discussion in the security council It must be studied He assembly and other matters would keep delegates extremely busy Scattered Showers Bring Relief From Heat in Iowa Areas Des Moines had a measure of relief from the heat Thursday and scattered showers and thunderstorms brought mois ture to many points Heaviest rain reported was a 140 inch fall at Hamburg Spen cer had 123 and Forest City an inch Wednesdays Iowa high was 99 at Clarinda The state low early Thursday was 61 at Estherville and Spencer Precipitation reported1 by the weather bureau included Cherokee 14 of an inch Esther ville 21 Fort Dodge 11 Sioux City 40 Boone 22 Atlantic 56 Clarinda 55 Creston 80 Des Moines 26 Lamoni 76 Council Bluffs Charles City 01 Cedar Rapids 11 Dubuque 10 Iowa Falls 08 MarshaUtown 14 Ma son City 45 Waterloo 34 Albia 50 Iowa City 20 Oskaloosa 51 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clearing and cool Thursday night Friday fair and cool Low Thursday night 5560 High Friday near 80 Iowa Clearing west portion Thursday night and in east por tion Friday Cooler Thursday night moderate temperatures Friday Low Thursday night 50 55 northwestto 60 extreme southeast High Friday around 78 Minnesota Clearing north and west portions Thursday night and in south portion early Fri day Cooler east and south por tions Thursday night Moderate temperatures Friday Diminish ing winds Thursday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Thursday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 88 65 69 45 72 51 lowans in Scotland Glasgow visit to West Scotland was paid Wednesday by 22 Iowa farmers touring Britain and the continent The farmers viewed Ayrshire and Friesian cat tle on a number of farms Edin burgh is next on the fanners itinerary Later 8 will tour the British zone of Germany and the others will travel through France Bicycle Mystery Puzzles Mason City Police Thepolice department of Mason City denied Thursday that any of them has the little girls bicycle Chief Harold E Wolfe said He didnt have it Sgt John Hrubetz of the records department said he didnt have it and Traffic Officer William Polenyk insisted that he was riding a motorcycle on his rounds checking cars and not a bicycle But Mrs Beulah Banken has filed suit in district court against the police department to make the boys in blue give back Patricia Anns bicycle She also wants the Chinese Reds Release U S Marine Pilot Tsingtao China IP Lieut Richard A Winters of Gordon Nebr marine pilot forced down in bad weather Aug 27 returned here and un harmedafter a fortnight in protective cust6dy of Chinese communists He appeared weary due to lack of sleep but otherwise well The marine flyer made a forced lending on a beach at Goose Point 50 miles northeast of Tsingtao He was 1 of 3 forced down by weather and fuel shortages The other 2 were rescued Since his disappearance the U S navy conducted extensive searches in the Goose Point area and attempted to contact Chinese communists by means of radio and letters to communist headquarters at Chefoo Three days later several com munist representatives approached a landing party and informed of ficers that Winters was unharmed but held in protective custody at some distant island A landing party was fired upon the previous day by hostile guerilla groups described by the navy as presumably communist The marines returned fire de stroyed Winters plane and with drew witEbut casualty The scene was some 100 miles northeast of government military operations against the communists Plain Ike New York of the Army Dwight D Eisenhower asked Thursday whether he Would be known as general or president when he assumes his new post as president of Colum bia university replied So long as I live I shall most readily answer to the name of Ike Dismiss Suit Against CIO Union Chicago Judge William J Campbell said Thurs day he had dismissed a damage suit filed against the United Steelworkers of America local 3868 charging viola tion of the TaftHartley act The suit first to be filed in Chi cago under the new labor law was brought by the Globe com pany It charged that the union had violated a nostrike clause in the collective bargaining agree ment with the company The company said the strike had been settled and that it would ac cept dismissal of the suit 3 Killed in Crash of TwinEngined Plane Denver army C47 twinengined cargo plane with a crew of 3 aboard crashed 30 miles south of Denver early Thursday public relations officers at Lowry field reported They said the 3 were killed when the transport crashed into Spruce mountain near the town of Castle Rock The aircraft was bound from Hobbs N Mex to Lowry field Flivver Pilots Head for Saudi Arabia Stop Cairo Truman and Clifford Evans left Thursday in their roundtheworld Piper Cub supercruisers for Dahran Saudi Arabia The American airmen arrived Tuesday from Rome SAME fWhllt tlac muni no traftlt death In past M boon police to cause a full and com plete retraction to be published of the libelous publicity which charges the Bankens so she says with having a stolen bicycle whereas it is their own property The bicycle was purchased by Mrs Banken for her son Richard on Dec 21 1936 and he latar gave THE BIKE IN QUESTION Sgt John Hrubetz EUROPE WARNED OF SHORT CROP U S Hints Reduction for Grain Exports Washington the im plied warning that American grain exports must be reduced the state department has advised embas sies in 20 countries of the pros pective short crops this year Lincoln White department press officer disclosed this Thursday shortly after the Italian govern ment appealed anew to the United States for financial aid and leave to increase grain purchases in this country White said the notices to the embassies were sent even before Wednesdays agriculture depart ment forecast which reduced still further the previous estimates of 1947s grain crops Italian Ambassador Alberto Tarchiani discussed his countrys grain needs in an hourlong con ference with Assistant Secretary of State Norman Armour Tarchiani presented a copy of the speech given Wednesday in Naples by Premier Alcide Degas peri inwhich the premier called present grain allocations for Italy and urged that the United States make bigger shipments to Italy Iowa Pipe and Tile Plant Gutted by Fire Des Moines IP Lightning struck the plant of the Iowa Pipe and Tile company Wednesday night and a fire which followed destroyed the 3 story structure Cummins Rawson president of the firm said the loss probably would amount to about The wooden interior of the building which is just north of the East Des Moinesbusiness dis trict fed the flames like tinder men were at work at the plant when the lightning struck All escaped No one knew just where the bolt hit but the work men said they believed the hit either was in the boiler room or the engine room and that ignited fuel oil started the flames The company is one of the old est tile concerns in Iowa Gambling Stopped at Central Iowa Fair Marshalltown IP Gambling at the Central Iowa fair here quietly ceased Wednesday There were no raids but Sher iff Harry W Jennings said that in line with the citys and countys no gambling policy the fair man agement had been told to see that it was stopped Clubs here were stripped of gambling machines in a series of raids last June it to his sister according to the petition The petition continues That the plaintiff Patricia Ann Banken on or about July 24 1947 allowed one Charlene Paulsen Mason City to use the bicycle that on or about Aug 1 1947 the bicycle was taken into custody by and held by them and that on Aug 8 and 9 the said vehicle was publicized by the de fendants in editions of the Mason City GlobeGazette in a conspicu ous place in the said paper as having been a bicycle stolen in 1942 Mrs Banken claims that she has furnished proof of ownership to the police who have failed to return the bicycle giving as their only excuse that they do not want to falsify their records whereas the plaintiffs have merely asked that they correct the same The reporter looked up the li belous publicity in the files of Aug 8 Sure enough Licensing System Gets Bike Stolen in 42 Back to Owner that was the headline accompanied by a pic ture of Sgt Hrubetz and the bi cycle Surprisingly enough the name of Banken was not mentioned in the article It said that Loren Wag ner now 20 years old is in the army air corps in Texas but that his father Paul Wagner 725 Mon roe S W had identified and claimed the bicycle f Sgt Hrubetz was little fact he seemed as confused as the reporter He stuck to one thing however He is going by the rec ords of the police department even though they were made by a man who is no longer a member of it Those records the sergeant in sists identify the bicycle by the frame number its make and its original color and show that it was reported stolen in 1942 by Loren Wagner He also called attention to the fact that the bicycle had been standing in the stairway of 14 1st N W for about a week before it was reported by residents there and picked up by the police In all that tune he said the Bankens never reported it stolen from them or missing Mrs Banken did take him later to the basement of a home she said they formerly occupied and showed him the same number in scribed on the wallsthere as is on the bicycle frame he said That only puzzled him the more But one thing hes sure of The police dont have Patricia Anns Deposits 5 Cents for Tieing Horse to Parking Meter HI Haw Decaturs downtown Decatur baker put automobile parking meters to a new use Wednesday when he was in a hurry to fill a dental appoint ment and his car was unavail able Hawbaker rode downtown horseback tethered his horse to a parking meter and deposited the 5 cent fee Toss Rocks and Bottles at U S Consulate in Cairo Demonstration Cairo Demonstrators at Port Said threw rocks and empty bottles at the U S consulate Thursday wrecked a statue of the French engineer who built the Suez Canal and tried unsuc cessfully to burn the British con sulate Doors and window shutters were closed at the American consulate as the demonstrators approached and no damage was reported Demonstrations against the se curity councils refusal to order British troops out of Egypt also occurred at Alexandria Iowa Boy 8 Drowns Near Council Bluffs Council Bluffs Mc Lean Jr 8 son of Mr and Mrs Ora McLean of Council Bluffs drowned in Mosquito creek on the east edge of Council Bluffs Wednesday An 11 year whom the boy old had friend with gone fishing said the 2 decided to go fishing and that the McLean boy slipped into a hole and drowned OFFICIALS SHY AT BEVINS IDEA FOR UNOLEASE Leaders Disavow Any Responsibility for Secretarys Suggestion By WILLIAM HIGGINBOTHAM UP Staff Correspondent London official dom disavowed any responsibility Thursday for Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevins suggestion that the United States revive lendlease aid to save Britain from economic ruin For the second time In a week official quarters showed no in clination to catch a hot potato Bevin heaved their way The first was his proposal that the United States gold hoard at Fort Knox be redistributed Admitting that his gold proposal had not turned out to be popular Bevin told visiting American Le gionnaires Wednesday night that the renewal of lendlease would suit him as well as sharethegold The foreign office said Thurs day that Bevins speech had been extemporaneous He had not even given the office any advance in dication it said that he intended to address the Legionnaires Along with the treasury the foreign office declined any com ment on the situation Informed Whitehall sources said it was another the gold which Bevin was just think ing out loud They said Bevin was desperate in his quest for some means by which Britain can get more dollar aid and apparently was giving vent to every idea that popped into his mind The informants said Bevin had not consulted his government col leagues formally about the pro posal and doubted he had men tioned it to U S Ambassador Lewis Douglas Some authoritative quarters feared Bevins speech might cloud theissue at the very time Hugh Dalton chancellor of the excheq uer was engaged in talks with John W Snyder U S secretary of the treasury on Britains econom ic plight The Daily Herald organ of the labor party and as such close to the government said Dalton was seeking permission to draw on the remaining of the American loan It was frozen when Britain suspended converti bility of sterling into dollars Aug 20 The Herald said the thawing coupled with the in import cuts already announced by the government would reduce the gap between Britains imports and exports in the next 6 months to 3344000000 The plan of Secretary of State George C Marshall to aid Europe is expected to be effective within 6 months the Herald said Bevin substituted lendlease for gold in a speech to 150 visiting American Legionnaires at a din ner Wednesday night Acknowl edging the unpopular reception given his gold distribution propo sal he told the Legionnaires he did not care whether it was lend lease or that so long as we get economic conditions right Bevin called Britain the great bastion of Europe and said west ern civilization could not fall ua less Britain will not f all Britain Leap for Joy Puts Marine in Hospital Washington JP James H Davis 22 year old marine liter ally jumped for landed in a his girl agreed to marry him Davis slipped the engagement ring on her finger and then took her for a stroll Buoyantly he jumped for a lowhanging tree limb caught it then slipped The fall fractured his ankle I thought I was walking on air said Davis as an ambulance took him away As for his fiancee Marion Schubert I feel terrible about the acci dent but Im glad were engaged More than 175000 forest fires occur every year in the United States AP LEADS TELEPHONE BUYERRESISTANCE Mrs Nellis Strong 31 year old housewife directs a chain telephone buyerresistance drive in Springfield Ohio against skyrocketing food prices She writes down names of persons saying they will join the drive Mrs Strong is confined to her bed because of rheumatic fever Springfield Ohio r s Nellie Strong who originated the chaintelephonecall buyers strike here enlisted the aid of clergy men Thursday in her drive against high prices The 31 year old woman con fined to her home with rheumatic fever telephoned 9 Protestant ministers and obtained their sup port The Rev W W Wiant pastor of the Central Methodist church reported he would take the mat ter up with leaders of church represent 900 groups which women If we all stick together we can cut down high prices not only of food but other items as well he declared The Rev H B Hughes of the First Church of Nazarene said he would ask the support of his con gregation at a prayer meeting The local Business and Profes sional Womens club also said it would discuss the matter at a meeting next Tuesday Mrs Strong is asking each per son she calls to make 5 calls to other personsand thus keep the chain going General Lee to Leave Italy Command Soon After Sept 15 Returning to U S by Presidents Orders Issued on June 10 Rome Gen John C H Lee whose administration of the Mediterranean theater of opera tions has been under war depart ment investigation announced Thursday he would leave the command as soon after Rday as possible and return to the United States Rday is Monday Sept 15 the day for allied ratification of the Italian treaty The allies wjll ratify IJie treaty by depositing their instruments of ratification in Paris Lee told a news conference he was leaving in compliance with orders issued to me by the secre tary of war by the direction of the president last June 10 This was before published charges by ScrippsHoward Re porter Robert Ruark of abuses in Lees administration prompted the war department to send the in spectorgeneral Maj Gen Ira T Wyche to Italy to investigate Lee said he would turn over the command to Maj Gen Lawrence C Jaynes present deputy com mander Lee said he would leave prob ably within the week after the treaty came into force Asked to comment on a new series of articles written by Ruark after the investigation was under way Lee said I will not permit this slander against my staff and the U S army here in Italy to go unan swered Lee said he would be stationed at San Francisco immediately fol lowing his return to America and then hoped to retire from the army under a request which Gen Eisenhower granted me last Feb ruary 300 Neighbors Help 5 Farm Families Hit by Roaring Tornado Le Center Minn farm families left destitute by a tornado took new hope Thursday after 300 of their neighbors spent a day cleaning up their debris strewn farms Words cant express my grati tude one of them said as the last worker left after sundown Wed nesday night I think I can make it now One woman was killed in the roaring twister which whipped through the area on Aug 30 The storm tore farm buildings off their foundations and crops were destroyed The Le Center Community club began organizing the cleanup project and Wednesday the entire town closed down as merchants bankers and professional men joined townspeople and farmers with rakes saws and hammers They divided themselves among the farms of Ben Moudry Elmer Smith Al Blasche Jess Buck and Ralph Cummings Cummings had been hit worst by the tornado His wife was killed and an inchlong splinter was driven into the skull of his 3 year old daughter She was re covering Thursday after an opera tion to remove the splinter Cummings aged parents who live with him also were in the hospital with injuries Not a board in his house re mained upright when the storm passed Townspeople and farmers worked side by side as they ham mered and sawed raked and shoveled pounded and dug By sundown the twisted buildings were cleared away the lumber collected and piled neatly Ted Zimmerman Community club president didnt think the towns action was unusual They needed our help he said so we helped them It was the least we could do for pur neighbors LOOK GENEKAL EISENHOWER Ike Raps Draft Clubs Mum on Presidential Issue See page 2 Franklin County 1 st in Cancer Fund Drive See page 14 Mohawks Open Season at Ames on Friday See page 17 6Inch Snowfall in Rocky Mountains Denver yp Sixinch snows and subfreezing thermometer readings were reported along the crest of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and Wyoming Thursday A 6inch snow capped Pikes Peak near Colorado Springs and 5 inches of snow stalled 3 cars on the 8835foot summit of Sherman Hill on the Lincoln highway be tween Cheyenne and Laramie Wyo Big Piney Wyo had a low of 21 degrees and at 2mile high Leadville Colo the temperature dropped to 26 degrees as an inch of snow fell GRAINS DECLINE 11 CENTS UNDER SENATORS FIRE Congressman Charges Much of Increase on Market Is Speculative Chicago UR and eggs rose to record price levels on the big Chicago exchanges Thursday but wheat fluctuated sharply when a U S senator charged that much of the increase was speculative At Washington Senator Ralph E Flanders RVt urged the Chicago board of trade to increase margin requirements on wheat and corn transactions to 100 per cent He said that the grain situ ation is now out of control and that it Is a general feeling that this is a speculative rise The price of grains on the board of trade immediately dropped 11 cents but mounted again toward the close of trading Earlier in the day wheat for delivery in September jumped to a bushel and December wheat spiraled to These were the highest prices ever paid for wheat to be delivered in Sep tember and December A rapid price decline developed with Flan ders statement but at the close wheat had recovered slightly September wheat closed at to compared with Wednes days closing price of to December wheat closed at to S277J compared with a previous close of to Meanwhile hogs set new all time highs at both Omaha Nebr and Chicago At Omaha good to Gold Butter New York IP nutter sold at Thursday in some New York stores and at 90 to 96 in others but everywhere clerks told worried housewives Itll be higher Friday Wholesale prices jumped U cents a pound A leading gro cery chain which held its price at 90 cents Thursday said That means well have to raise it Friday choice butcher hogs sold for per hundred pounds while at Chi cagos sprawling Union stock yards pork chops on the hoof brought October shell egg futures shot up to 58i cents a dozen on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange breaking all previous records but the price dropped at the close of trading Prime steers at the Chicago yards sold for per hundred weight a new high for 1947 The previous high for the year for beefsteak on the hoof was set Wednesday For the 2nd day in a row an all time record price was paid for hogs at Sioux City Thursday The new top was 50 cents above Wednesdays peak of At Detroit locals of the CIO United Automobile Workers set up grocery stores in union halls to sell food to members at cost A local representing Ford Motor Co employes earlier this week bought worth of canned goods and sold out the entire sup ply in a few hours Thursday a local representing 16000 workers at Briggs Manu facturing company authorized the expenditure of to open a grocery store in the union hall Union officials said the local would carry everything but per ishable foods The groceries will be sold at cost by union officers serving as grocery clerks with out pay At Toledo Ohio the joint CIO council voted to begin mass picketing of food stores to dis play the feelings of American worker No date was set how ever for the start of picketing Previously housewives formed an organization known as House wives Inc and began a chain telephone campaign to persuade their friends to boycott high priced foods Market analysts said meat prices would really skyrocket when the full effect of the poor corn crop is felt by the nations stock raisers Several experts predicted that wouldnt occur until next year however They reasoned that the lack of corn would force many farmers to sell their cattle hogs and sheep at short weight early this fall That would increase the supply of meat during the fall and win ter tending to depress prices or at least hold them steady But the big payoff on the corn shortage would come in the spring The shortselling of stock this fall will make them scarce later on and prices will zoom the experts said Modern veterinary practices date from the establishment of a veterinary school in Lyons France in 1761 ;