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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 26, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H AN7 THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION imnr Section One No 299 VOL un i and United Press Full Leased Wirea Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 26 This Paper ConsWs rf Two One BRITISH QUIT PALESTINE MANDATE GARDEN CROPS ARE HIT BY 1ST KILLING FROST Report Temperature Drops to 27 Degrees in Mason City Area The first killing frost of the 1947 fall season struck down to matoes and other vines and tender garden crops Friday morning in North Iowa and completed the cutting off of the growing ileason The temperature dropped to 27 degrees at the KGLO weather sta tion Mason City The 1st frost on the morning of Sept 22 already had hurt late Planted corn and soybeans ac cording to Elmer W Krause Cer ro Gordo county AAA chairman and Friday mornings low temper ature added nothing to the dam age on field crops in his opinion I see no reason to change my estimate of last Monday he said I still believe there will be about 25 per cent damage to that part of the corn and soybean crop which was planted late The AAA chairman noted how ever that were not so badly off up here I flew back from Des Moines Thursday and south of Iowa Falls it looks as if a 3rd each cornfield wont make corn at all because of the wet spots in June A Mason City florist said that dahlias and other tender flowers definitely were killed Friday morning and that the season also was over for tomatoes and all but the more hardy vegetables The frost was heavy at most northern points and light as far south as Des Moines Iowa Falls Charles City and Waterloo were among points reporting heavy frost The mercury dropped to 26 above at Spencer for the states low The only moisture was a trace of rain at Sioux City Thursday afternoon the weather bureau re ported The U S weather bureau at Chicago reported pleasant weath er over all the country Friday as clear skies and near normal tem peratures returned to the east and midwest The cool snap which had lin gered in the northern plains and Ohio Valley states and which by Thursday night had spread to the Appalachians appeared to be lift ing Warm weather with readings in the 80s and 90s continued in the southwest and far west Early Friday below normal temperatures were reported from eastern North Dakota to the Ap palachians with a low of 21 above registered at Cadillac Mich In contrast to the subfreezing temperatures the mercury Thurs day climbed to 107 atPhoenix Ariz and 106 at Las Vegas Nev AP Wirephoto PUBLISHERS TALK TO Gannett New York state publisher and S A Perkins Washington state publisher chat with Senator Robert Taft dur ing the congressmans visit in Tacoma Wash Thursday Taft Proposes U S Take Lead to Perfect UN Without Russia Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and cool Friday night with some light frost Lowest temperature Friday night 30 to 35 Saturday in creasing cloudiness and warm er with high temperature near 70 Iowa Fair and continued cool Friday night with some light frost northeast and north cen tral portions Saturday increas ing cloudiness and warmer Low Friday night 30 to 32 northeast and 45 southwest High Satur day 70 east to 75 west Iowa 5 day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 5 de grees above the seasonal normal Normal high is 68 in the north and 72 in the south Normal low is 45 in the north and 48 in the south Warmer Saturday Little change in temperature through Monday becoming warmer on Tuesday and Wednesday Little rainfall is expected with the amounts generally onetenth inch or less Minnesota Fair Friday night somewhat warmer Red river Valley Scattered frosts other sections Friday night Saturday increasing cloudiness and warm er IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 60 Minimum 27 At 8 a m Friday 39 Precipitation Heavy Frost YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 76 51 Mohammed Arab founder o Mohammedanism was born al Mecca in 569 A D died at Me dina in 632 GRAINS BUTTER AND EGGS GO UP Senator Flanders Sees Speculation Controls By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Grains butter arid eggs futures moved higher on the nations major commodity markets Friday and the chairman of a jjoint con gressional subcommittee asserted hat congress would be asked to apply controls unless exchanges curtail what he called excessive speculation The statement on possible con rols was made by Senator Flan ders R head of a joint con essional subcommittee investi gating the high cost of food and clothing but grains displayed a firm undertone in Chicago and wheat closed 4 to 6i cents a bushel higher with December at Livestock prices were mostly steady Flanders suggestion of 2 weeks ago that a 100 per centmargin be required on all grain transactions caused a sharp break in grain prices on the Chicago board of xade at that time Aboost in the government flour nuying price for October delivery indications the commodity credit corporation was in the cash wheat market and reports of frost dam age to corn and soybeans in parts of the midwest combined to stim ulate buying Corn was 2i2i cents higher December S2212201 and oats were ili higher December 107 J Soybeans jumped 5 to 7 cents and lard closed 20 to 35 cents a hundred pounds higher However despite the upturn in the futures market wholesale prices of many commodities were below a week ago and some high flying food prices were losing al titude in scattered cities through out the country At Chicago New York Phila delphia Kansas City and Denver reported retail butter price drops from a week ago ranging up to 13 cents a pound Dun and Brad street reported that buying of luxury items had decreased throughout the nation There were also scattered reports of drops in the retail prices of eggs and fresh meats Dun and Bradstreet said thai during the week ended Wednes day discrimination against high priced goods increased resistance was sporadic but generally strong enough to halt the spiral in some lines At the opening of the Chicago exchanges Friday grains advancec several cents hogs were steady cattle lower sheep higher and egg and butter futures up a fraction to one cent Cotton futures were unchangee to 30 cents a bale lower at noon in New York Wholesale butter prices were unchanged to 4 cents a pound higher in Chicago with top grade at 745 cents a pound and live poultry prices were un changed to 2 cents a pound lower By JACK AP Staff Correspondent Enroute With Taft to Portland Ore IP Republican politicians of Washington and Oregon cred ted Senator Taft R Fri day with only an outside chance o obtain more than scattering support among the 2 states 31 delegates to the GOP nominating convention next year Taft who talks Friday night at young republican meeting in Gearhart Ore has been holdiiig conferences with leaders of the 2 states in between a series of peeches topped by Thursday nights proposal in Tacoma that the United States take the lead to perfect a United Nations without Russia His appearance in Tacoma was accompanied by the picketing to which he has become accustomed but without the noisy display en countered at Seattle About GO rtacardbearing pickets marched n a circle singling but orderly while Taft entered unnoticed by toe state entrance He told the Tacoma world af fairs council that if Kussia con tinues to make it difficult to operate the present international organization in the interests of peace and justice I believe we should proceed without Russia to perfect a United Nations that will operate in a limited field We have perfected such an Favors Vandenberg Plan for America to Follow in Germany Dealings organization with American nations the Lalin which may serve as an example to the rest of the world the Ohio senator declared in a speech setting out the full outline of his views on in ternational affairs Considered one of the most im portant addresses of his western political pulsetaking trip Tafts exposition of his foreign policy views left him definitely in the camp of Senator Arthur Vanden berg chief republican exponent of the bipartisan for eign policy In fact Taft proposed that the United States follow what he called the Vandenberg in dealing with Germany instead oi what he said was the socallec Morgenthau plan of reducing Germany to an agricultural slate barely able to sustain herself There is only one way in which Germany can be effectively con trolled he declared That is to control the production of a lim ited number of essential products The Vandenberg plan proposes that we stay in Germnay indefin itely but only to prevent re armament Inveighing against the possi bility of what he termed an in ternational WPA the Ohio sena tor said that the proposed Mar shallplan of aiding Europe eco nomically should be limited to loans for a specific purpose anc only to pay for goods shippec from the United States Like Initials Coebum Va could start a parade at L J Potters house by calling L J Potter Everybody has the same initials Theres L J the father and son Laymond Joyce Potter Jr Larry Joel Potter Lanny Jack Potte and Lester J Potter Mrs Pot ters name is Lena Jean DEPORTATION OF EISLER ASKED UnAmerican Body Urges Perjury Prosecution Washington B The house committee on unAmerican activi ies recommended Friday tha Sanns Eisler be prosecuted for perjury and passport fraud In a report to be sent to the jus icc department it also recom mended that Eisler be departec and prevented from ever return ng to this country The recommendation was made iollowing 3 days of hearings dur ng which Eisler 54 year old Ger manborn Hollywood songwriter admitted that he had applied for membership in the communis party in Germany in 1926 But he was never active in the party and is not now a member Sisler testified In 1940 when ne was admittec o permanent residence in this country he swore he was not a communist The recommendation of the com mittee was approved by all members who attended the hear ings Chairman Thomas RN J and Reps McDowell RPa Rankin DMiss and Wood D Set Aside Court Martial Conviction of Hirshberj New York Judgi Clarence G Galston Friday se aside the navy court martial con viction of Chief Signalman Harolc C Hirschberg of maltreating lei low war prisoners in a Japanes prison camp on the grounds tha the navy lacked jurisdiction to try him The judge cited the fact tha Hirshfoerg was accused by th navy after he had received an honorable discharge and reen listed The navy court sentencec Hirshberg to 10 months in prison and a dishonorable discharge iol lowing his conviction Davenport Girl Killed in Traffic Accident Davenport Jan ney 19 Davenport was fatally in jured Thursday night when th automobile in which she was rid ing plunged into a ditch on th outskirts of Davenport after col liding with another car Richard Lundquist 21 Daven port the driver escaped unhurt Two persons riding in the othe car also were uninjured SAME Black flmnuni traflle duth In pu 24 boon 70 OF CORN S SAFE FROM FROST DAMAGE Compares With Only 53 Week Ago in 12 Production States Washington agricul ure department reported Friday lat 70 per cent of the corn crop n the 12 principal production ates was largely safe from rost as of Sept 19 This compared with only 53 er cent a week earlier The report covered Ohio In iana Illinois Michigan Wiscon m Minnesota Iowa Missouri outh Dakota Nebraska Kansas nd Kentucky The department said some frost as occurred in at least parts of ach of the states in this group xcept Missouri and Kentucky The only killing frost however as been in Michigan Wisconsin orthern Illinois northern Iowa Minnesota and South Dakota The effect of these frosts on orn development still has not een determined The administration is concerned ver the corn crop because it is he key to how much grain can be xported without hiking domestic irices With corn scarce farmers re expected to feed large amounts if wheat to livestock The departments latest esti mate based on crop conditions Sept 1 put the corn crop at 2404 100000 bushels The next report ased on Oct 1 crop conditions will be issued Oct 10 It said 39 per cent of the corn rop was mature Sept 19 com pared with only 19 per cent a week earlier Another 31 per cent was in the dented stage com pared with 34 per cent a week earlier Corn in these stages gen is considered safe from rost Of the remainder of the crop 13 per cent was in the hard dough stage 9 per cent in the soft dough stage and 8 per cent in esser stages of development The department said much of the late corn probably will be made into silage for livestock feed In Iowa one of the most im portant corn producing states above normal temperatures and wind hastened the drying of corn so that 83 per cent was considered safe from frost compared with 66 per cent a week earlier The de jartmcnt said this indicated Iowa corn was only slightly behind last year Too Much Luck for Fishermen Santa Monica Cal is such a thing as too much good luck 2 commercial fishermen observed Friday Woodrow Wakatsuki Lone Beach and Katsumi Nishikawa Santa Monica ran into a bumper school of mackerel Thursday They hauled the fish in as fast as they could As the catch grew bigger the boat settled lower until it sank fish and all Another fishing craft rescued the men and towed their boat its decks awash into port 2400 Iowa School Districts Will Get in Aid The area of the Pacific Ocean he worlds largest is more than 68600000 square miles It aver age depth is 14000 feet Mason City Among 11 Cities Not Receiving Supplemental Help DCS Moines state of Iowa will distribute in supplemental aid to approximately 2400 school districts although they are entitled to State Comptroller Ray Johnson report ed Friday The reason for the difference is that the 1945 legislature did not appropriate enough money to cov er payments to which the districts are entitled under a complicated formula The act gives aid only to those districts whose tax revenue is not sufficient to maintain their schools at state standards The legislature appropriated 000000 a year for the 194546 and 194647 school years and the pay ments to go out next week will be for the latter year The percentage of proration for the 194647 school year was 2174 compared with 229 forthe 1945 46 year Although the fund fell far short of meeting claims for the 194546 school year the 1947 legislature continued the appropriation at 000000 a year for the next 2 school years Those cities which got none of the supplemental aid were Sioux City Fort Dodge Des Moines Ce dar Rapids Iowa City Dubuque Clinton Lyons Independent Dis trict of Clinton eofr sMBft howev Spencer Cherokee Mason City and Carroll North Iowa cities which will get part of the aid are Charles City eligible for and Estherville elig ible for 13 Blind Men Get Diplomas in Radio Omaha Nebr UR Thirteen men from 7 states walked to the front of a small room in the Y M C A building here Thursday night to receive diplomas in ra dio engineering but not one of the 13 could see his diploma Claiming to be the only school of its kind in the United States it teaches radio maintenance and re pair to the blind AP Wlrcphoto HORSE AND BUGGY LEAD PARADE Auto Dealer Bert Murphy repeating a trip he made 59 years ago drives a horse and buggy across the AkSarBen bridge at Omaha Thursday at the head of column of the first free passen gers across the span following ceremonies which freed the structure from tolls for the first time since its building AP Wirephoto HES NO STYLE Nellce Jessee Reid 85 year old Ont bachelor who has dressed like a woman all his life because his mother de cided to raise her 6th son as a daughter shows that he is un affected by controversies over skirt lengths or other new fangled styles Reid who has worked as a lumberman farm er construction hand and rail road fireman has always stuck to the same style that of the 1890s on all these jobs Now a district pensioner he lives in his tarpaper shack with 20 cats and indulges in his hobby of making his own clothes OPEN PROBE IN HOUSING FIELD Federal Grand Jury Subpoenas Firm Heads Chicago special gran jury which has been investigatin Drices in the meat and milk indus ry since Monday Friday turne ts attention to a new housing 0 C Lance executive secretar of the National Door Manufactur ing association Chicago was sub wenaed to appear Friday and of Eicials of 4 sash and door manu factoring firms were directed t bring their records before th grand jury The firms named in the sub poenas were the Farley an Loetscher Manufacturing com pany Dubuque Iowa the S Louis Sash and Door Works S Louis Carr Adama Collier com pany Dubuque and the Hutti Sash and Door company St Loui Yugoslavia Apologizes and Releases 3 GIs B e 1 g r a de ff Yugoslav apologized formally for the seizur by Yugoslav troops of 3 U S soldiers on the Trieste frontie Monday and announced all would be released Friday The Yugoslav foreign office no tified U S Ambassador Cavendis Cannon of the impending releas of the men and sent him th apology UTS PROBLEM NTO LAP OF UN AFTER25 YEARS Great Britain Plans to Withdraw Troops at Any Early Date Lake Success N Y ritain announced to the United rations Friday it was quitting its 5 year old mandate over Pales ine and tossing to the UN lull esponsibility lor guiding the xoubled land to independence Calling on the UN general as embly to bring about a settle ment of the Palestine problem rthur Creech Jones Britains ecrelary of state for colonies old the UN that Britain plans to all out of the Holy Land wlieth r or not a settlement is achieved The British government he aid plans to withdraw all its roops and administrative forces rom Palestine at any early ate CreechJones served notice that Britain would not agree to en orce by itself any UN Palestine Ian which failed to please both Arabs and Jews Amid indications that the as embly would be unable to achieve compromise satisfactory to both ides the Briton warned the 55 Jnited Nations that they must nclude in their final proposals or the Holy Land the means of enforcing them The UN Palestine commissions maojrity recommendation for par ition of Palestine into Arab and Tewish states already has been rejected by Arab spokesmen as an invitation to a 3rd world war The first comment by a Zionist pokesman on the British state ment was This is the crowning moment of 25 years of British lypocrisy CreechJones laying down Brit ains policy before the 55nation political committeetf the general assembly summed up Britains stand in these 3 points 1 The United Kingdom gov ernment are ready to assume re sponsibility for giving effect to any plan on which agreement is reached between the Arabs and he Jews 2 If the assembly should recommend a policy is not acceptable to the Jews and the Arabs the United Kingdom gov ernment would not feel able to im plement it 3 Then it would be neces sary to provide for some alterna ive to implement it The British declaration means n effect that the enforcement of any UN plan for settling the Pal estine problem would have to be carried out by a combination of orces from members of the United Nations or by an international iorce established especially for the job by the general assembly Eith er alternative offered major com plications CreechJones endorsed without reservation the UN Palestine commissions recommendation for an early termination of Britains long and troublespeckled man date over the Holy Land He also endorsed the commis sions proposal that Palestine be given complete independence as soon as possible emphasizing that both these goals were the keystone of Britains present Holy Land policy Secretary of State George C Marshall conferred with Rabbi Abba Hittel Silver Zionist leader on the Palestine problem and pre sumably told him what he told Arab leaders earlier this that the U S still has an open mind on Palestine and the sug gestion for partition between the Arabs and Jews The Palestine debate started a big day for UN during which So viet Deputy Foreign Minister An drei Y Vishinsky will hold one of his rare press conferences and the Slav bloc will reply to the U S demand for strong UN assembly action in Greece to stop alleged aggression by the Soviet Unions Balkan satellites LOOK Spot Check Finds Food Ration Already Underway See page 2 Farmers Union ReElects Fred Stover President See page 4 Iowa Lineup Against UCLA Bruins Changed See psge 9 Reds Ask Simultaneous Withdrawal by U S and Russia From Korea Scqul with drawal of American and Russian occupation forces from Korea at the beginning of 1948 was pro posed Friday by Col Gen T F Shtikov chief Russian delegate to he joint commission on Korea The proposal made at a com mission meeting called at Shti kovs request was regarded by some Americans here as an at tempt to avoid consideration of the Korean issue by the United Nations The United States has placed the issue before the U N American authorities here had no immediate comment on the proposal ;