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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 16, 1947, Mason City, Iowa i AMI Off ft I MIS NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL mi Associated Prras anil United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 16 1947 This Paper Consists of Two One No 290 GREECE RIFT CLOUDS UN ASSEMBLY HOIST WARNING OF HURRICANE ALONG FLORIDA Great Atlantic Storm With 160 MPH Winds Rages Near East Coast BULLETIN Miami Fla warnings were ordered up at p m Tuesday from Fort Lauderdale to Titusville along the Florida east coast as a great storm witb highest winds re ported at 160 miles an hour wallowed erratically offshore Miami Fla great At lantic hurricane which hit Abaco island in the Bahamas with 160 mile winds Friday was reported showing an indication of slow westward movement toward Flor ida from its position 220 miles east of Palm Beach If the westerly movement at 5 to 7 miles an hour is confirmed hurricane warnings will be hoisted Friday afternoon over Florida The entire peninsula already has been told to make advance preparations for the storm The weather station at Abaco reported it was closing down its operations at noon The eastern half of the Florida peninsula began to get ready for a possible blow Residents who relied on storm warning experts to guide them began to heed the abvice to make preliminary prep arations There was no excitement Northeast storm warnings are displayed from Palm Beach to Cape Hatteras and Chief Fore caster Grady Norton said the storm is stationary over the north ern Bahamas and adjoining sea area He said the situation along the Florida coast is critical Winds of 95 miles an hour were blowing at Abaco island and Green Turtle key was under of water A special note of adyice was voiced by Norton to the rich ever glades farming area around Lake Okeechobee already partly flooded by heavy summer rains Nineteen years ago Tuesday a major disaster occurred in this same section when a hurricane blew the water out of Lake Okee chobee drowning about 1500 per sons Norton said no one can tell at this moment what the hurricane will do It is wallowing around out there growing in size and could strike out in any direction when it begins to move again It could as easily move toward land as away from land If it moves toward land now the time of warning will be very short Therefore although actual hurricane warnings are not dis played the Florida east coast would be prudent to make prelim inary preparations for a hurricane Fear 2280 Dead Missing in Nip Storm Tokyo of Jap anese worked Tuesday night erecting temporary dikes in an effort to stem floodwaters 20 miles north of Tokyo as unofficial esti mates placed the number of dead and missing at 2280 Earlier incomplete American military government reports said the floodwaters rising on the broad plain north of Tokyo in the wake of a typhoon left nearly 1 70ft Japanese dead or missing and damaged some 100000 houses Japanese newspapers said resi dents of Kasukabe were working feverishly on temporary dikes against advancing waters of 2 rivers which had ripped through their banks The reports added that failure to halt the flood at Kasukabe would expose the east ern section of Tokyo to the onrush of water described as 3 feet high in some places Storm damage was reported from 15 prefectures stretching over 500 miles across twothirds oi Honshu Mie prefec ture southwest of Nagoya to Akita on the extreme northwestern coast Damage to homes crops bridges railroads and highways was expected to total several hun dred million yen at the officia rate 50 yen equal Two me diumsized towns were wiped ou and many villages flooded as the Tone and Arakawa rivers spilled out onto the flatlands YUGOSLAV AND U S TROOPS IN BORDER CLASH Bloodless Rift Comes as Yugoslavs Try to Cross Into Free Trieste AP Wlrepliola 2 KILLED IN 40FOOT tree stopped the dive of this Buffalo to Erie Pa bus Monday afternoon as it left the highway near Dunkirk N Y turned over and plunged down a 40foot embankment killing 2 and injuring 20 of the 22 passengers The dead are Mary L Noble 18 Fredonia N Y who friends said was going home to be mar ried and Mrs Delia Carey 72 Erie Pa MAUSER BOUND TO GRAND JURY Faces Assault Charge After Fight at Manly Hauser 41 Newton was bound over to the grand jury on the charge of Das sault with intent to murder fol lowing a preliminary hearing here Monday afternoon before C H Dwelle justice of peace Hisbond was set at Hauser is charged with jabbing Albert Pokorny 30 Decorah with a pocketknife in a fight near the Hidden Inn at Manly at Friday night Porkorny is in a Mason City hospital recovering from 3 knife wounds Only 2 witnesses werecalled to estify byCounty Attorney L E lummer They were James D awless who with Virgil Drier Postville had been with Porkorny and Houser the night of the fight and Dr S S Westly Manly who estified as to Fokornys condition The physician testified thatthe cnife wounds penetrated the left ung and missed the heart by a raction of an inch The victim le said would have died of hem orrhage had not medical aid been given him immediately Lawless testified that he Hau ser Pokorny and Drier started ou Thursday night visiting taverns at Allison and Waverly reaching Wanly Friday They purchased liquor at the Manly liquor store said and then went to the tav ern Hauser and Pokorny at first engaged in a friendly bout and fi nally got angry at each other he said Lawless testified he took the knife away from Hauser while the 2 were struggling on the ground Did Hauser and Pokorny ap pear to be intoxicated he was asked There was no indication of it he said Representing the defendant a the hearing was Atty L A Baken of Northwood Midwest GOP Heads Abandon Plans for Bloc at Convention Senator Wherry of Nebraska Outlines Recipe for Victory Indianola Man Dies of Accident Injuries Des Moines Glenn Tufts 32 of Indianola died Tues day of injuries suffered in an auto accident south of here last Satur day night The accident previously claimed the life of his wife Truman Switches Headgear on Trip Aboard The U S S Missour With President Truman President Truman gave free rein Tuesday to his fondness for chang ing headgear as this homeward bound battlewagon rolled along about 1000 miles east of Miami Fla The chief executive who ha appeared during this voyage wear ing an eight star officers cap am buff colored campaign headgear donned a brown checkered cap fashioned like those worn by bar ness racers He remarked that hed owned i a long time and even Mrs Tru man didnt know he had it SAME Blick triHie dutb In put 14 Omaha Nebr hairmen from 19 midwest states bandbned all plans for a midwest loc at the 1948 h Tuesday The grass root leaders put prac ical politics aside and spent the ay visitln without even dis ussing qualifications we want in presidential candidate as they lad planned Members of the midwest re Ublican chairmens association md the midwest council of re ublican state vicechairmen oured Father Flanagans Boys own then planned to visit the itate capitol at Lincoln for a coffee hour with Gov Val Pet erson The GOP leaders wound up heir formal political discussions Monday night by listening to Sen Kenneth Wherry of Nebraska the republican whip in the senate outline a recipe for victory for the GOP in 1948 A Harry Crane Topeka Kans ipokesman for the chairmen said the meeting of party chairman was spent in discussion of party jolitics and how we are going o win the next presidential elec ion He said the leaders did not discuss a candidate for 1948 His group is not going to dic tate to the delegates nor will it attempt to commit the states to any candidate 1 dont consider hat possible he said Before the meeting A T How ard Nebraska state chairman saic he purpose of the meeting was to form a midwest bloc which could make its weight felt at the con vention in Philadelphia next year Such an attemptmight have precipitated a premature conven tion fight Delegates were present from at least 5 states which have possible candidates to offer Those states were Ohio Mich igan Illinois Kansas and Minne sota Ohio republicans already have asked Sen Robert A Taft to be a favorite son candidate Sen Arthur Vandenberg has been mentioned as a candidate from Michigan Illinois republican have boomed Gov Dwight H Green and Kansas leaders have mentioned Gen Dwight D Eisen hower as a candidate and forme Minnesota governor Harold E Stassen has announced he woulc seek the GOP nomination 7 BURN TO DEATH N HOUSE BLAZE Parents and 5 of 6 x Children Die m Fire Benton Ark per ons burned to death Tuesday vhen flames destroyed their 3 oomframe dwelling 4 miles wes f here in the Ouachita foothills They were John Whalen Wai ace 45 his 40 year old wife ene and 5 of their 6 children Wallace was a small farmer am awmill laborer Coroner J P Simms said ruin if a small liquor still were foun n the room where the blaze ap Jarently started The only member of the famil group to escape was Roice 1 Sims quoted him as saying he wa awakened in the back room by a explosion saw the front 2 room n a mass of flames slammed th connecting door and dived out back exit Sims said the blaze spread s rapidly and burned so fiercel hat it apparently was fed by high volatile fuel In addition to the parents th dead were Corrine Wallace 1 John D Wallace 10 Frankie 4 Jeuben 3 and Daisy 2 months LOOK Taft Promises New Welfare Plan Under GOP Presiden See page 2 Loras Expects 1500 Fall Term Students See page 16 Cards Lose Dodgers Take lYi Game Lead See page 13 Chamber Fetes Junior Exhibitors at Banquet See page 17 The Grand Canyon of the Colo rado river is 278 miles long 2 one place is 13 miles wide an nearly 6000 feet deep Trieste bloodless fron er clash between Yugoslav and American troops marked the birth E Trieste as a free territory Tues ay The allied military government nnonunced that a Yugoslav de achment was blocked by a warn ng burst of machinegun fire and le movement of an armorsnp orted U S infantry battalion up rom reserve when the Yugoslavs ought to cross the border Into the ree territory at an outpost held y 12 U S soldiers The incident followed a night in Yugoslavia jumped the gun n the alliedYugoslav time table or her occupation of lands wor under the Italian peace treaty anc orced troop movements in the line zone by night insteac f after dawn as planned There was Italian and Slav rioting rieste BritishAmerican military gov ernment headquarters said the Americans at post No 5 on a mair oad to Trieste held their ground when a Yugoslav unit of 34 sol diers presented itself at the pro isional and disputed boundary and demanded permission to cross The Yugoslavs called up rein forcements in full battle forma ion Immediately a battalion o U S infantry was set up from a reserve position with its full com ilement of armor and artillery Maj Gen T S Airey British commander in Trieste said th Yugaslavs indicated then they wpuld abidebythe decisioaBtth BritishAmerican an would refer the matter tba diplo matic level Owing to the extraordinary good sense and tactful handling by he American troops Airey saic an incident was prevented H added that the affair might hav led to bloodshed and a breach o the articles of the peace treaty Hot Issues in UN Assembly United Nations Hall Flushing N Y are the main sues confronting the 1947 session of the United Nations general ssembly 55 United Nations must decide whether to par tion the Holy Land into Arab and Jewish states and terminate the ritish mandate as recommended by the majority of the special as embly Palestine commission It also must determine how to enforce s job which Britain will not shoulderalone and which ussia doubtless will not leave solely to the United States and Britain United States trying to nullify Russias veto in UN security council wants the assembly to take action to halt n alleged Balkan threat against Greece The matter is closely tied o the Trumandoctrine and Secretary of State Marshall probably will sk the assembly to recommend a Balkans border watch like the ne Russia vetoed in the council AmericanRussian deadlock over Koreas future has ot yet been presented to the 55 United Nations but there were strong indications that the United States would ask for an assembly recom for an internationally supervised election which establish a sovereign government in Korea and scrap the ehran plan for placing the territory under a UN trusteeship veto fight will be all talk as it was last year but the vestern powers knowing no charter amendment will be possible lanned to let Russia stand alone in defense of the Big 5 voting rivilege in the security council SECURITY deadlocks between Russia and the jvesterU countries on world atomic energy control and the UNs inter lational police force are likely to provoke fireworks The assembly an do little however except to exhort the big powers to faster work and less bickering and half a dozen other Latin American states want the assembly to recommend softening of the Italian peace treaty he Big 4 jealous of their treatymaking provisions are likely to oin forces against this move was not certain that the Dutch Indonesian con flict would be transferred from the security council to the assembly tut many delegates thought the issue would develop before the season ended Kidnaped Girl Turns Out to Be White Dog Keokuk Police here wer breathing easier Tuesday after reported abduction of a 6 or year old girl in a white dress Monday developed into an appar ent case of mistaken identity in volving a white dog The case was reported to po lice by a group of schoolboys wh said they thought they saw man put a girl in the trunk his car and drive off A check of tae area by Keoku police and the Lee county sheriff office disclosed no missing girl Sheriff Harry Maas howeve said a local man reported he ha been exercising his hunting dog in the same area and about th time they reported seeing the in cident he had lifted one of h dogs into the rear seat of his ca Grains Butter and Egg Prices Slump at Big Trading Centers Steers Hit New High at Chicago Yards as Omaha Cattle Prices Rise The prices of wheat corn oats butter and eggs declined Tuesday at the nations big trading centers as the government renewed pres sure to check spiraling food prices and still feed a hungry world Grains dropped sharply on the Chicago board of trade but rc coyered some jof the loss before ihe Sr trading Frices also declined at Kansas City and Min neapolis Prime steers at Chicagos huge Union stockyards sold for a new 1947 high of per hundred pounds but other grades and grass fed cattle were steady to 25 cents lower Throughout the corn belt Hog prices were unsettled ranging from 25 cents to 25 cents higher at various markets The biggest price break was at Sioux City Iowa where lightweight hogs were down 25 to 50 cents a hundred pounds At Omaha Nebr a new alltime high for cattle there was set at per hundredweight The price decline was touched off by a government request that the Chicago Kansas City and Minneapolis grain markets in crease their margins to prevent speculation On the Chicago board of trade wheat dropped as much as 7 cents a bushel from Mondays closing price Corn was off cents a bushel and oats dropped as much as 5J cents Minneapolis wheat dropped 3J cents a bushel with oats off 5 cents At Kansas City wheat de clined as much as cents At Springfield Ohio housewives Planned a mass meeting for Wednesday to organize a fight against rising food prices The lousewlves received support from 46 other organizations including veterans groups lodges church organizations and parentteachers associations At Boston the chairman of the Boston chapter of the National As sociation of Consumers called fo an immediate special session o congress to declare a moratorium on all further price increases At Decatur 111 uhipnLgbp cooperativ retail store to combat the rise i prices Officials of the CIO Unite Automobile Workers said the co operative would be organized the outset with 50 members Cus tomers would not be limited t membership in the cooperative he said The government attack o prices branched out in all direc tions These were the new point of attack 1 AttorneyGeneral Tom Clar asked the people to report an pricefixing attempts to local dis trict attorneys He ordered hi district attorneys to campaig against price agreements whic keep the cost of living out range 2 The commodities exchang authority launched a pressur campaign to cut down grain spec ulations It asked the nations bi grain exchanges to double margin in grain transactions Margins ar the down payments 3 A congressional committee in vestigated high prices at Prov dence R I It heard pleas for th return of price controls and a end to government support farm prices 4 Clinton Anderson secretar of agriculture said the president cabinet would meet Monday discuss a price report and a repo on the American export prograrr ELECT ARNAHA FROM BRAZIL AS PRESIDENT Transfer Greek Case Out of Security Body Despite Soviet Vetoes New York angry dis ute between the United States nd Russia over Greece clouded he opening of the United Nations ssembly Tuesday Diplomats greed a long and stormy session s in prospect Dr Oswaldo Aranha former oreign minister of Brazil was Icctcd to preside over the critical 947 session of the United Na ons assembly The election of Aranha who had erved as president of the as emblys special Palestine session ere last spring resulted from a witch of votes cast of Jan Mas ryk foreign minister of Czech Slovakia on the first ballot These otes presumably were from the oviet bloc Two new Russian vetoes were egistered in the security council jn the eve of the assembly meet ng They ran the soviet string of uch votes to a total of 20 but they ailed finally to prevent the United States from getting the Greek case taken out of the coun cils hands and thereby cleared or positive action by the assem ly where there are no vetoes The 55nation assembly some times called the town meeting of he world opened its 2nd an nual session in a flagbordered lall at Flushing Meadows on Tuesday Some of the worlds best known leaders including Secretary of State George C Marshall and French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault were on hand for debates which may mark a critical point in the worldsquestforpeace Others notably Foreign Secre tary Ernest Bevin of Britain and former minister V M Molotov of Russia were absent at the outset but possibly may show up later Molotov was believed holding himself In readiness for a dra matic flight here it that turned out to be a smart maneuver for Russia Bevin was believed to be stay ing in London primarily because of prospective developments in European economic recovery un der the Marshall plan His absence thus emphasized the point au thorities here make that the United Nations is only partly concerned with the issues now carrying the fate of the world Further evidence of the intense but limited concern of the U N in grappling with world issues lies in the fact that if the meeting runs on for 3 months as some of ficials predict both Marshall and Bidault will have to pull out for London and the November meet ing of the Big Four foreign min isters on Weather Report FORECAST UN ASSEMBLY OPENS SECOND ANNUAL Brazils Oswaldo Aranha standing extreme hold over president of the United Nations assembly addresses AP Wlrepfcoto the opening session of the assembly in its Flushing Mead ows home at New York Tuesday Seated below Aranha is Mayor ODwyer of New York who welcomed the delegates Mason cloudy windy and somewhat warmer Tuesday night with showers beginning early Wednesday morning and turning cooler Low Tuesday night 5254 High Wednesday 6870 Iowa Partly cloudy and some what warmer Tuesday night with scattered light showers near Minnesota border Wednes day cloudy with occasional showers and turning cooler Low Tuesday night 5256 High Wed nesday 68 northwest to 75 south east Iowa 5 Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 3 to 6 degrees below normal except in western quarter of Iowa Normal high this time of year is 73 north to 76 south Normal low is 49 north to 53 south Tem peratures will be cooler Wednes day Little change Thursday becoming warmer Friday and Saturday and cooler again Sun day Rainfall will average one tenth to threetenths inch and will fall Tuesday night and Wednesday with showers again on Saturday Minnesota Cloudy with occasional showers Tuesday night and in south and east portions Wednes day clearing northwest Wed nesday somewhat warmer Tues day night Quite cool again Wed nesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 66 Minimum 50 At 8 a m Tuesday 54 YEAR AGO Maximum 77 Minimum 53 r ;