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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 25, 1947, Mason City, Iowa AMI o it NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS VOL un Associated Prrai mat Called Press full Leased Wires Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 25 1947 This Paper Consists of Two No 298 TRUMAN ASKS U S TO SAVE FOOD UN IN BATTLE OVER ENTRY OF EXFOE STATES Hodgson Says Russia Using Blackmail to Admit Red Satellites Lake Success Delegate W R Hodgson Thursday accused Russia of using blaclf mail aimed at forcing the secur ity council to admit Soviet satel lites to United Nations member ship Hodgson made the blackmail charge in referring to a statement by Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei A Gromyko that Russia would vote for admission of Italy only if the council also admitted Hungary Romania Bulgaria and I Finland Gromyko sitting as council president for this month then ruled that each of the 5 exenemy states would be taken upseparate ly since a majority of the council favored that procedure He advo cated voting on them all together Gromyko finally ruled that the applications would be taken up in the order of their receipt Hun gary Italy Romania Bulgaria and Finland The fight over admission of ex enemy states was highly signifi cant from the standpoint of how these countries would line up in the growing eastwest split Hungary Romania and Bulgaria were definitely in the Soviet camp The present Italian government could be expected to go along with the western powers Finlands po sition was hot definite The United States and Britain supported Italy but objected vig orously to admission of the com munistdominated governments of Hungary Romania and Bulgaria They insisted that a separate vote be taken on each of the 5 ex enemy states Polish Foreign Minister Zyg tnunt Modzelewski touched off the new big power fight by pro posing formally that the council give blanket approval to all 5 ex enenues Gromyko supported the Polish proposal with a declaration that the Potsdam agreement treated all these exenemy states in the same way without any discrimination toward any of them The United States and the United Kingdom he said devi ate from the Potsdam agreement when they seek to haye Italy con sidered separately new membership battle came in the midst of these other 1 The United States demanded late Thursday that Albania and Bulgaria be barred from partici pation in the United Nations as semblys political committee de bate on the Balkan question un less they agreed in advance to accept assembly decisions Z The assemblys 55 nation Palestine committee assured Jews and Arabs a hearing on the Holy Land problem by agreeing to give representatives of the Jewish agency for Palestine and the Arab higher committee for Pales tine the right to participate in committee debates Australias Herbert V Evatt was elected chairman the Palestine com mittee The extraordinary council ses sion came one day after the gen eral assemblys 55nation political committee unanimously voted in Pakistan and Yemen They will be seated at a plenary assembly shortly increasing the member ship to 57 These 2 Moslem countries were the only ones approved by the council out of 12 applicant nations in deliberations last month Fin land applied last week after the 5 European peace treaties went into effect Meanwhile Argentina formally proposed to the general assembly that it should admit Ireland Por tugal and membership despite the fact that Gromyko has twice vetoed each of these 3 applicants in thellnatiGn council The Argentine resolution stated that Russias opposition to these countries which were rebuffed by soviet vetoes both this year and last had no connection whatso ever with the requirements for admission established in the char ter of the organization Other applications before the U N were those of Albania Austria and Outer Mongolia Sweden proposed earlier this week that the general assembly specifically call on the council to reconsider all pending applica tions Actress Fined Hollywood Nancy Kelly escaped a 10day jail term by paying a fine of on her plea of guilty to 2 traffic viola tions Wednesday She was charged with passing a boulevard stop and making an improper left turn AP Wirephoto GETS FILL OF ICE CREAM Jacqueline Wolf 14 who cant remember when she could buy rich ice cream in her native London enjoys a fruit salad ice cream sundae in a New York drug store She also bought a big box of candy for the first time in her life She came to New York with Ed Creagh of the Associated Press and Mrs Creagh for a years schooling in U S Let Contract for Building of New Surf Ballroom KENNETH W MOORE Prom Inc President EYE STATUS OF HANNS EISLER Songwriter May Face Charges of Perjury Washington house un American activities subcommittee Thursday raised the possibility of bringing perjury charges against Hanns Eisler Germanborn Hol lywood composer whose entry into the United States is now under investigation A committee source said Eislers case would be sent to the justice department for action if it is de termined that he false state ments In applying for visas to get himself and his wife into this country During testimony Wednesday Eisler told the committee he does not belong to the communist party and was never active in it al though he applied for membership in the German branch in 1926 He said he was dropped out be cause he did not pay his dues and was not active in the parjy However Committee Investiga tor Robert E Stripling read into the record a clipping from the Daily Worker official communist organ which described Eisler as the foremost figure in music of the soviet union Stripling also said that Eisler went to Russia to reorganize the international music bureau with headquarters at Moscow although Eisler denied before an immigra tion service Inquiry board that he was a communist or cooperated in any way with the present soviet regime Former Undersecretary of State Sumner Welles testified Wednes day that Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt wrote to him twice early in 1939 in behalf of Eisler and his wife In the first letter according to Welles the former first lady said that perhaps the labor depart ment which prepared an unfavor able report on the Eislers in 1938 did not examine the case care fully enough Why not do it all over again and bring it out in the open and let the Eislers defend them suggested Plan to Have Larger Dance Hall Ready for Next Summer Season Clear Lake Contracts were let here late Wednesday for the con struction of a new and larger Surf ballroomto replace the building which was destroyed by fire some mcffiths ago neth W Moore Chicago president of From Inc says will be the fin est ballroom west of Chicago sur passing in beauty and arrangement his other ballrooms in this area is to be a fireproof structure built of brick tile and steel Total cost will be at least Moore stated The Rye and Henkel Construc tion companies Associated Mason City was awarded thegeneral con tract H C DetermanTMason City was given the electrical and Ed Secory Clear Lake the plumbing contracts The new ballroom will be ap proximately 200 by 155 feet with 50 per cent more dance space and double the number of booths in the old Surf Rest rooms will be larger and checking facilities provided for 3400 The new which will be erected almost directly across the street from the old ballroom site on the shore of the lake will be air conditioned and equipped with dehumidifiers Construction is to get under way immediately as the plan is to have the building ready for the next summer season Plans were drawn by Hansen and Waggoner Mason City archi tects IOWAS TRAFFIC DEATH TOLL IS BOOSTEDT0395 7 Iowa Residents Are Killed in 3 Separate Rail Crossing Accidents The death toll in 3 separate Iowa railroad crossing accidents Wednesday rose to 7 Thursday when Harold Jordan 48 of Nahsua died in an Oskaloosa hos pital The 7 fatalities along with the death of a Rockwell City accident victim brought the states total to 395 compared to only 377 for the same day a year ago Six lowans lost their lives Wednesday in 3 separate railroad crossing accidents and 2 other persons were hospitalized The 6 fatalities along with the death of a Rockwell City acci dent victim brought the states total to 394 compared to only 377 for the same day a year ago Mrs Harold Jordan 47 Nashua was killed Wednesday night when the car in which she riding collided with a Eock Island train at an Oskaloosa crossing Mr Jordan who was driving the car died Thursday in an Os kaloosa hospital from injuries suffered in the cartrain collision Mr and Mrs Harold Jordan were on their way to Hillsville Mo the home of Mr Jordans parents Mr and Mrs Zach Jor dan Mr Jordans mother is in the Allen Memorial hospital at Waterloo in serious condition fol lowing an operation They leave 3 children Mrs Ver non Wilken and Mrs W G Olsen of Nashua and Wendell who re cently returned home from mili tary service in Japan Mr Jordan was a dealer in scrap iron at Nashua The worst accident occurred 1 mile east of Earlham when 3men kUled toan automebilecoiU sioh with a Rock Island passen ger train and 3 died in a car train crash at Ogdeii The dead at Earlham were iden tified as Robert Godby 47 farmer of near Earlham Sam Buchanan 57 Dexter and James Stegall 40 also of Dexter Buchanan and Stegall carpen ters had been working on a barn on the Godby place and were returning to the barn after lunch at the Godby home Godby had accompanied them to see how the work was progressing The dead In the Ogden collision of an automobile and a North Western railroad train were Rob ert C Lcichliter 57 farmer of near Ogden and Allan Bennett about 55 of Boon e Leichliters son Laverne 19 was injured Sheriff Steve Beaulieu said the Leichliter car had stopped at the crossing to let an eastbound train pass The car then started across its motor stallefl and a west bound equipment train struck it the sheriff said At Fort Dodge Henry p Wal ters 63 of Rockwell City who was injured Sept 11 when his car overturned died at a Fort Dodge hospital Spangler Sees Dewey and Taft Leading Race for GOP Nomination Cedar Rapids Thom as Dewey and Sen Robert Taft will lead the race for the GOP presidential nomination Harrison E Spangler general counsel of the republican national committee predicted here Thursday Spangler denied reports that he is trying to round up Iowa dele gates to support1 Taft saying I dont find any concerted drive for any one candidate in Iowa LOOK INS IDE See South Dakota Heading for Another Dust Bowl See page 2 West for Friday Contest See page 17 Shortage of Funds Hits Soil Conservation Plan See page 11 AllState Music Units See page 21 Tax Deadline Near But Payments Slow See page 21 SAME Black Hat meam traHle death In U hours Partof Causes Womans Death Jersey City N J Fannie Stewart 66 who was taken to medical center here after her pet parrot turned on the jet of a gas stove died Thursday of what hospital authorities said was cere bral thrombosis The police emergency squad summoned to the home of Mrs Stewart a widow by neighbors who smelled gas found the woman unconscious on the kitchen floor Members of the squad worked on Mrs Stewart for half an hour and succeeded in reviving her The parrot Dolly she told them was given the freedom of the house and it alighted on a jet of the kitchen stove releasing the fumes Mrs Stewart had said the parrot had landed on the jets before but she had discovered the escaping gas in time AP Wirephoto BIRTH OF pet parrot which turned on the gas stove jet and killed its mistress Mrs Fannie Stewart 66 in Jersey City N J poses on the arm of John Gurri breckt detective sergeant Billy Schober Clear Lake Is Fined on Liquor Count Roadhouse Owner Guilty to Indictment After Raid by Sheriff it Henry WilliamSchqber Clear Lake in district court here Wednesday before Judge M H Kepler to an indict ment charging him with illegal sale and possession of liquor He was fined and costs by Judge Kepler County Attorney James Brown appearedfor the state Maximum penalty under the Iowa statute is a fine or a year in the county jail or both fine and imprisonment Schober was arrested by Sher iff Cal Dwan in a raid at a in Sunday May 4 at Billys Casino at Clear Lake Judge Kep ler ordered confiscated the liquor siezed by the sheriff It included 34 pints and 27 fifths of whisky 13 fifths of gin 17 fifths of wine 1 fifth of schnapps 2 fifths of vodka 7 fifths of rum 13 partly full bottles of various kinds of liquor and 3 halfgallon bottles partly full of wine The bottles bore Iowa Nebraska Minnesota and Wisconsin state seals the sheriff said The district court records show that Billy Schober pleaded guilty Feb 21 1946 to selling beer on Sunday and was fined by Judge William P Butler Billy Schober Sr pleaded guilty April 30 1940 to being a bootlegger and was fined and given a 90 day suspended sentence by Judge Kepler He was discharged from the suspended sentence on April 20 1942 Billy Schober pleaded guilty Sept 9 1937 before Judge T A Beardmore to illegal transporta tionof liquor and was fined William Schober pleaded guilty before Judge Kepler July 1 1935 to keeping a gambling house and was fined and 2 slot ma chines ordered destroyed U S Army Will Stop Any Grab Move by Yugoslavs in Trieste Washington officials said Thursday the United States means business in Trieste and will take any necessary steps to resist Yugoslav efforts to grab territory at Italys expense One official noting that there are U S troops in Trieste said the Yugoslavs are Indulging in wishful thinking if they believe the U S policy of firmness will be discontinued Theyare going to catch on sometime that we mean business he said The U S attitude toward Yugoslavia was well demonstrated Wednesday in 2 notes which shorn of most of the usual dip lomatic niceties In one note the United States answered Yugoslav charges that American soldiers were causing disturbances by firing their weapons burning the property of Yugoslav citizens demolishing hospitals and generally showing a hostile attitude toward Yugo slavia The state department dismissed these charges with the curt state ment that they were wholly with out foundation and unworthy of comment That is unusually blunt talk In the world of diplo macy y In a 2nd note which was de livered to the Yugoslav govern ment Monday the United States made clear that it was tired of receiving a new ultimatum from a Yugoslav army officer every time he ran up against an Ameri can patrol in the Trieste area where there are 5000 American troops U S Ambassador Cavendish Cannon informed the Yugoslavs that the United States considers the ultimahan practice exceed ingly dangerous and likely to precipitate incidents leading to most serious consequences HUNT FIREBUG 4 More Autos AreSet Afire at Cedar Falls Cedar Falls ff Four cars were set afire here Wednesday night and police said they be lieved it was the work of the same firebug who has caused more than a dozen other cars to burn in the past 3 weeks Police and the state highway patrol joined Wednesday night in attempting to catch the person setting the fire but without suc cess Wednesday nights fires oc curred within approximately 6 blocks of each other between p m and 1 a m One car was fired at a junkyard another at a lumber yard and 2 others at a private residence The 2 cars at the a taxi and the other in the garage a total loss police said After a series of fires ended more than a week ago there had been a lull until Wednesday night Police said there was no doubt it was the work of a firebug They said in some cases the cush ions were slashed and ignited and in other cases paper was stuffed into the cars and lighted Publishers Committee Printers Seek Solution to NoContract Policy Indianapolis committee from the American Newspaper Publishers Association sat down with the executive council of the International Typographical Un ion Thursday to find a solution to the bargaining problems raised by the unions new no contract pol icy ANPA spokesmen hoped the closed session at the ITU head quarters would result in an agree ment that will protect our mutual interests The ITU however reiterated the statement of its president Wood ruff Randolph that the conference would have no results if the ANPA insists that the union sign contracts under provisions of the TaftHartley act The conference opened on a note of unanimity however It was based on a suggestion by the ANPA to meet in a sincere and honest effort to explore all of the problems The suggestion was accepted by the ITU Quick Service Syracuse N Y few minutes after he opened the door of his bus at a downtown inter section Joseph L Kalen Jr found the vehicle surrounded by 2 hook and ladder companies and 4 engine companies Police said the bus door apparently jarred the fire alarm on the corner Strike Ended in Free Area of Trieste Trieste IP A general strike which paralyzed shipping in Trieste for 24 hours was brought o an end early Thursday The allied military government of the new free territory an nounced that an agreement to call off the strike had been reached at a midnight conference attended by AMG officials leaders of the Sindacati Unici which ordered the work stoppage and of the moderate noncommunist Cam era Del Lavoro which refused to participate Both unions claimed a moral victory and military government officials made no effort to conceal their pleasure athaving the strike ended The BritishAmerican AMG had feared that the work stoppage might embroil it in an eastwest political struggle with the leftist labor movement About 12000 workers were idle during the strike The military government an nouncement said that under the agreement to end the strike AMG provisionally would release Sindacati Unici members arrested early Wednesday under accusa tions that they molested workers who refused to participate in the strike They are to be brought to trial within 48 hours AMG said it further agreed to reinstate all suspended Sindacati Unici members and permit them to return to work Sindacati Unici claimed its moral victory on these grounds since suspension of some of its members had been given as the technical basis for the strike Sindacati Unici agreed in return that its members would return to work at once Camera Del Lavoro claimed a moral victory on the ground that it had not been forced into a strike it did not want and had avoided labor strife the threat oi which had caused AMG to call oul special police protection for Cam era Del Lavoro members Thirtyxine persons were ar rested by military government police during the 24 hours of the strike for bornbttoowing and other alleged illegalities resulting from the work stoppage Civil po lice clashed with a crowd of 400 communists marching from the Slovene section of Trieste to the heart of the city Wednesday in an effort to stage a demonstra tion No arrests or injuries were reported Renato Rizzotti president of Sindacati Unici had conceded at the beginning of the work stop page that it was a political strike Mercury Drops to 35 in Mason City The mercury dropped to a low of 35 early Thursday morning while light frosts touched Sioux City and low ground in Des Moines Scattered frosts in extreme eastern Iowa are forecast for Thursday night and warmer weather is expected Friday Other low readings early Thurs day included 34 at Spencer Sioux City and Atlantic 35 at Waterloo 37 at Estherville 38 at Council Bluffs Charles City and Cedar Rapids and 33 in Des Moines Wednesdays Iowa high temper ature was 78 at Burlington Traces of moisture were re ceived in northern Iowa Wednes day night Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Generally fair Thurs day night and Friday Not quite so cool Thursday night Warmer Friday Low Thursday night 4045 High Friday 6870 Iowa Generally fair Thursday through Friday continued cool er Thursday night except nol quite so cool northwest hall Thursday night warmer Friday Saturday partly cloudy and warmer with scattered lighl showers northwest portions Sat urday afternoon considerable cloudiness Saturday night and Sunday with scattered showers north portion Saturday night cooler Sunday south to south west winds 10 miles per hour Thursday and Friday tempera tures Friday will range from av erage lows of 40 to average highs of 68 north and 40 to 71 south Saturday from 48 to 73 north and from 50 to 75 south Minnesota Partly cloudy and somewhat warmer Thursday night and Friday IN MASON CITY Globe Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 56 Minimum 35 At 8 a m Thursday 42 YEAR AGO Maximum 56 Minimum 33 HOPES SPECIAL CONGRESS CALL NOT NECESSARY President Says Ration Return Is Matter for Congressmen to Decide Washington IP President Truman asked Americans Thurs day to save food for Europes hungry and said he still hopes emergency aid can be met with out a special session of congress In a news conference Mr Tru man left open however the possi bility that the legislators may be summoned into an emergency session That is a question to be explored at a conference he will have Monday with republican and democratic congressional leaders Asked whether he thinks a re turn of rationing and price con trols might benecessary he re plied that those are matters lor congress to decide In appealing for food conserva tion the president observed that it would help budgets of Ameri can families as well as providing food to combat hunger in Europe His 20minute talk with re porters ranged over a wide field of the problems involved in help ing Europe get through thewin ter and back on its feet economi cally speaking Mr Truman said 1 A decision on a special ses sion of congress for emergency aid for Europe will flow from a meeting he has scheduled Monday with congressional leaders of both parties He hopes a special ses sion can be avoided and has an open mind on the subject 2 On the longrange Marshall plan for helping European coun tries which help themselves and each other careful study will pre cede any action and the govern ment will move cautiously 3 A special committee of citi zenshas been named consider the immediate food problem and advice on ways and means of car rying out the necessary conserva tion effort 4 Other committees have been assigned the responsibility of studying the report drawn upby 16 nations in Paris outlining their needs under the Marshall plan Mr Truman refrained from terming as voluntary rationing his immediate plan to save food Re peadedly he said it calls for sav ing food for not wasting food Mr Truman said he had been advised that Americans waste the equivalent of 70000000 bushels of wheat Presumably he meant 70 000000 bushels a year The proposal for conserving foods stemmed directly from a recommendation of a committee of cabinet members who have been studying world food programs This committee is headed by Secretary of Agriculture Anderson and in cludes Secretary of State Marshall and Secretary of Commerce Har riman Mr Truman released their re port plus a statement of his own on it and on the Marshall plan Mr Truman said The cabinet food committee made it clear that definite steps to conserve on use of food stuffs at home and reduce the feeding of grain to livestock will be essential if we are to make our fullest contribution towards meet ing minimum foreign needs and at the same time relieve the upward pressure on prices at home Consequently he said he is naming the special citizens food committee headed by Charles Luckman president of Lever Brothers Cambridge Mass to lead a conservation campaign At one point he said he could not say how many millions of dollars would be involved in stop gap aid to Europe He acknowl edged that a shortage of dollars in other lands caused a shortage of food and fuel Mr Truman also was not will ing to go so far as to say that a return to rationing and price con trols or to other wartime con trols might be necessary to sup port Americas program to com bat hunger and communism in Europe Those he suggested are mat ters for congress to determine Answering statements of some republican leaders that they have not been kept informed on world conditions Mr Truman said he vas letting them know as soon as he found out himself He point ed to a copy of the report on the Marshall plan enclosed in green cardboard folders and tied with red tape and said it had just ar rived Thursday morning The chief executive said he is asking special committees he has appointed and various government agencies to look over the Mar shall plan information for the benefit of congressional studies The 16nation Paris conference is asking for some of outside help mostly from the U S in the next 4 years ;