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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 11, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME fr ARCHIVES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAXES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL un ud United Pnn run Land Wire Five Cent a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 11 1947 TUi Piper Consists of Two On No trt One Mans Opinion A CommmUrT By W EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO HMM OHJ Uttt WIAD miner Tinttr f m AJBH TIMter U4I WIVL ton City ThintiT fc If Were to Retain Our Way of Life this country needs Is W not a good 5cent cigar but a good 5cent word lor private enterprise This observation appeared not long ago in tbe editorial columns of one ot the ex chanre newspaper On first reading it impressed me as being a clever that and nothing more But on 2nd reading and as Ive pondered it since the sentence has taken on the dimensions of deep sig nificance ntHE sobering fact which A prompted the observation is thatthe people of our country are either thinking not at all or thinking badly about the system of economics and the form of gov ernment which have given Amer ica its position of primacy among the nations of the earth Theres an all too common as sumption that the bleninft which have come to us as a people are automatic and no matter what we do or dont do these blessings will continue to descend upon us In other words theres a pro nounced tendency to take our system of economics our form of government our way of life for granted TT must be driven into our thittk the thinkingof all of our position on an eco nomic plateau above the remain der of the world came about through definite and explainable reasons And the corollary to this pre mise is that we not only can but will lose our favored status in the world economy if we depart too far from the fundamental prin ciples which have prevailed in the building of oar greatness In short the time is here when Americans must rouse themselves from their intellectualsslumbers anddo somegood oldfashioned kind our forefath ers engaged in when they fash ioned our pattern of government TVEE convictions which I have Jstated up to this point in this visit with you are theconvictions which prompted the Association of National Advertisers and the American Association of Adver tising agencies to launch a great nationwide program designed to improve public understanding of our economic system That program Is Just now getting under way In the mouths perhaps years and I will be made aware of it through newspapers magazines radio Billboards and other media of public this effort to promote and understanding and apprecia tion of the American way of life is going to be applied the same force which during the war helped plant 50 million Victory gardens salvage 800 million pounds of tin 23 million tons of paper 538 million pounds of fats To the assignment will be broughtthat same power which has helped to attract thousands of young women into the nursing ranks contributed to the saving of 6500 lives on streets and high ways last year advanced the pop ular appreciation of the import ance of our public school system Itsall a part of the new and enlarged concept of the function of advertising in the American scheme of things Its a harness ing of a powerful force for what is conceived to be the public good IN the old oriSer of affairs ad vertising was an effective de vice for selling either goods or services That it has made a siz able contribution to the nations upbuilding isnt to be doubted Under the expanded meaning of advertising it retains that old function But it accepts a respon sibility for conveying to the American people needed informa tion about national problems as well as about products ITS A PUBLIC SERVICK CONCEPT BEFORE entering upon any of the several programs that have been mentioned and a larger number not mentioned those in charge of shaping the policies for the Advertising Coun cil had to be convinced that there was a real need The measuring stick of need was applied to suggestion of this program on improvement of public understanding of our eco nomic system Decision to enter into It was not a matter of snap judgment The study revealed beyond ar gument that something needs to be done to insure a perpetuation of the plan which has made America great and prosperous CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 WEATHER DAMAGES IOWA CORN Plans Another Assault on Global Mark Chicago Bill Odorri said Monday that he would try if again after setting a new record for the fastest trip around the world The 27 year old veteran flyer broke all previous globe circling records as he buzzed the Douglas airport control tower Sunday just 73 hours 5 minutes and 11 onus after leaving Chicago Thurs day on his 19645 mile solo trip The good Lord was taking care of me for a while Sunday night Odom said explaining that he had dozed off from fatigue over the mountains of western Canada and awoke to find himself flash ing toward a 19000 foot mountain peak Despite failure of an automatic pilot lack of gas near tbe end of the trip and extreme weariness Odom with his army A26 bomber the Reynolds Bombshell broke all existing rec ords These included the former solo record set in 1933 by the late Wlrcphoto TOO MUCH The excitement involved in the welcome of her globecircling father Bill Odom too much for his daughter rRochelle who dries her telrs as the flyer holds her on his knee attheend of his record flight in Chicago Sunday Odoms son Ron nie is at left and bending over them is Mrs Odom Heat Wave in Iowa Showing Definite Signs of Breakup Predict Showers for Northwest Tuesday and Entire State Wednesday Des lowans got a lift Monday as tbe weather man revealed the current heat wave showed definite signs of ifeaking up by Wednesday A few thunderstorms will ar rive in the northwest part of the tate Tuesday afternoon and Tues day night the Iowa weather rarean said and the showers will tecome more general over the state Vednesday and Wednesday night This will be followed by cooler weather The bureau said the wind pat ern which has cut off rainfall usually received from the Gulf oast shows signs of a change pro viding an excellent chance for videspread showers Meanwhile the weather re mained hot in Iowa Monday fol owing a weekend of temperatures above the 100degree mark Sac City reported 104 degrees unday and Bloomfield had 103 Other marks included Spencer 01 Tort Dodge Des Moines and Council Bluffs 100 Sioux City Atlantic Lamoni and Oskaloosa 9 and Mason City 95 Low for the night was 68 at lows City At Sioux City Robert L Don ghu 52 Sioux City greenhouse perator dropped dead shortly after marching in an American jfigion parade Some scattered showers fell Sun lay in the Dakotas and southwest ind some light rain was expected Monday in the Pacific northwest few Mexico and Arizona Although forest fires still raged in Idaho and California they were inder control with little prospect f showers to douse them Louisi ana fire fighters also could ex iect no help from rain as the outh remained hot and virtually ainless forecasters said A cooling air mass from the lorthwest moved very slowly cross the Dakotas and into Min esota Monday and it was ex jected to bring relief from near 00 degree temperatures inIowa ndiana and southern Wisconsin iy late Tuesday although it was iot expected to extend south of lie Ohio river The nations hot spot Sunday was Waco Texas which reported n above average 107 Aberdeen Tyndall and Pierre S Dak were lose behind with 106 The temperature was 100 or over n Kansas City for the llth time n the last 15 days Sunday with high of 100 to 104 expected Monday Temperatures were near 100 in Chicago St Louis and Detroit Monday with some relief expected late Tuesday In Sioux City Iowa a 52 year old man fell dead of a heart attack while marching in 97 degree heat in a Legion parade Sunday Continuing near normal tem peratures were forecast on the west coast and somewhat cooler weather predicted for much of the mountain region The heat wave was expected to move slowly eastward In general however the eastern seaboard and New England had a pleasant weekend Normal weather prevailed throughout much of the southeast Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and continued hotMonday night and Tuesday low Monday night near 72 high Tuesday 9598 Rain indicated for Wednesday or Wednesday njght followed by cooler weath er fair arid contin ued hot through Tuesday except somewhat cooler northwest tip ofstate Monday night and in northwest portion Tuesday A few scattered thundershowers northwest portion Tuesday aft ernoon or night Low Monday night 70 northwest 74 southeast high Tuesday 87 northwest to 100 southeast Minnesota Partly cloudy north partly cloudy south portion Mon day night and Tuesday occa sional showers or thundershow ers in most of the northwest half of state Monday night and cooler northwest half of state Monday night and Tues day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 91 Minimum 68 At 8 a m Sunday 78 YEAR AGO Maximum 75 Minimum 58 GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 95 Minimum 68 At 8 a m Monday 76 YEAR AGO Maximum 74 Minimum 48 Wiley Post of 186 hours and 49 minutes and the previous flight of the Bombshell with Odom Mil ton Reynolds Chicago pen manu facturer and Flight Engineer T Carroll Bailee which made the trip in 78 hours 55 minutes last April Odoms average speed for the flight including 9 hours and 50 minutes on the ground was ap proximately 269 miles an hour but during the 63 hours and 15 minutes of flying time he aver aged 31059 miles per hour Franklin Lamb Odoms flight manager said the youthful air man would enter the Bendixair races at Cleveland Aug 30 and is planning another global flight in late October with scientists and newsmen aboard For the races he will fly a plane that Lamb says still is a secret but added that it will do con siderable better than 500 miles an hour The new round the world trip will be the hard the said and will prob ably start and end in Chicago or Washington and be routed over Greenlandthe North Pole Alas ka Tokyo New Zealand South Pole and South America Lamb added that a converted army B3S will be used on the flight to be sponsored by Milton Reynolds who backed the record breaking Odom flights The record trip just ended start ed at a m CST Thursday with stops at Gander Newfound land Paris Cairo Karachi and Calcutta India Tokyo Anchor age Alaska Fargo N Dak and back to Chicago at p m CST Sunday Three minutes later Odom landed at the Chicago municipal airport 22 miles south of his starting point k He climbed out of his plane cleanshaven and smiling as if he had returned from a short pleasure jaunt not a grueling flight of over 3 nearly sleepless days He was greeted by bis wife who cried Bill You look wonderful his 2 children Ronnie 3 and Ko chelle 6 and his parents Mr and DeunisOdom otKansu City along Witt Mayor Mwrttu H Ken nelly of Chicago and thousands of cheeringspectators Almost ignoring a tray of food and ice creain Odom eagerly re lated the story of his trip Odom said the winds were against him and told of facing a monsoon thunderstorm over Bur ma and the hump which knocked outthe automatic pilot It was between Anchorage and Fargo that Odom said he col lapsed with fatigue He said he awakened an hour and 40 minutes later to find his plane had re versed its course arid dropped from 20000 to 16000 feet Iced Floor DCS Moines 75 pound chunk of ice Monday was placed on a portion of the statehouse floor that had buckled because of the heat The section on the main floor east of the secretary of states of fice has been roped off since Fri day Several pieces of tile were removed then to relievethe pres sure and 3 sandbags placed at the edge to prevent further buckling The custodians office said more ice would be put on the floor if the cooling caused the tile to settle down President Mrs Truman Return to White House Washington Tru man refreshed from a weekend in the presidential mountain lodge ShangriLa returned Monday to the white house He was accompa nied by Mrs Truman California Man Killed in Iowa Car Accident Atlantic Bosh 25 of Santa Ana Cal was killed Sun day night when the automobile lie was driving struck a rough shoulder and overturned 3 times on highway 6 east of Wiota Mrs Bosh 23 an expectant uother was brought to a hospital here with severe leg lacerations Mrs Paul Calhoun 25 was lospitalized with a dislocated hip and leg cuts Her husband was not injured Same U tnnte tutfc la ntt U hrari HUGHES PROBE IS ADJOURNED UNTIL NOV 17 Plane Builder Predicts Inquiry Never Will Be Resumed by Senators Washington decisicjn by senate investigators to takej a 3 months recess of their inquiry into HowardHughes wartime plane contracts touched off a fresh volley of charges and couinter charges from principals Moniday Hughes Hollywood film pro ducer and plane designer asserted in a statement that the hearings were halted until Nov 17 because Senator Brewster RMaine was too cowardly to go on withthem Be said he does not believethey Will ever be resumed Brewster who is in Maine re torted that Hughes had urged 6 times that the senate war inves tigating committee drop its in quiry into his war con tracts He said it appeared to him thatHughes was crying enough and throwing in the sponge Brewster who is chairman of the committee said that the future of the inquiry is up to Senator Ferguson chairman of a subcommittee actually conduct ing the investigation Ferguson said the inquiry had not been dropped but would be resumed with Hughes as a wit ness He said there were 2 reasons for recessing the hearings Demands of other matters on the senators time and the commit tees inability at present to locate John W Meyer Hughes publicity man who has testified to spend ing some promoting his employers planes by entertaining army officers government offic ials and others Also in the wake of Fergusons announcementwere these other developments 1 Col James G Hall former chief of army air corps photo re connaissance told reporters he had been denied a chance to re ply to testimony that Meyer spent entertainingHall and his associates Hall told a news conference he had received some entertainment from Meyer but that it had never influenced his official decisions He called the publicity mans spending and termed the senate inquiry a which has been slinking up the entire nation 2 Russell Birdwell Hollywood publicity man who once worked for Hughes toldreporters hewill file a libel suit against Noah Dietrich official of the Hughes Tool company Dietrich testified to the senate committee last week that Birdwell acknowl edged falsifying an expense ac count and making it appear that he had entertained Jesse Jones former RFC chairman while in Washington in 1942 on Hughes behalf Birdwell said he had en tertained Jones and that Dietrichs statement was a libel 3 In Chicago Attorney General Clark in response to a question from reporters said the justice department will go ahead with an investigation of allegations by Brewster and Hughes while the senate groups hearingsare in re cess Brewster has asked a justice de partment investigation of Hughes charge that Brewster offered last winter to call off the inquiry if Hughes wouldagree to an airline merger Brewster has denied that Roof Really Caves in for Nora Springs Unlicensed Driver Nora roof really caved in for Richard K Stanfield 21 of Nora Springs as he was ap proaching the town early Sunday morning Stanfield missed the detour when attempting to swing west on highway 18 and plowed into tbe 2 pillars which brace fore roof of the Quimby Produce a former oil station site causing the roof to tumble down on Stanfields car the Iowa highway patrol reported Stanfield suffered a broken arm and was arraigned in Justice Srnie Browns court when he was iined for no drivers license and for defective brakes Riding with Stanfield and sus aining minor injuries were Dor and Crum Art Rothemel and Jenny Bierly all of Nora Springs The youths were returning from a dance at Rudd Read The United States Army Message Today on Sport Page GIobeGueUc Photo ITS BIGGER a month ago July 11 the picture below appearedon page1oftheGlobeGazette was theannouncement by the U S depart ment cff agriculture that the 194 corn crop would be far below that of 1946 in size because of unfavorable weather this spring Robert Wooldridge son of Mr and Mrs Ed ward J1 Wooldridge north of Mason City shows the change in the cornin just one month It measured8 feet 3 inches when the upper picture was taken A month ago there was tob much moisture Now the farmers are hop ing for a rain to endthehot dry spell which is threaten ing to damage North Iowas corn as it already has that in central and southern Iowa Note the silk on the ear at Roberts field will make good dry corn if frost holds off until October Lucky Fella Onawa Lindley Onawa night club operator is be ginning to think he bears a charmed life A week ago Sunday he cracked up his airplane Wednesday he was thrown fiOm a motorcycle nto a ditch Sunday he was hrown from a horse His injuries n all 3 accidents amounted only o minor cuts and bruises Ford Company Ends Layoff of 3 Days Detroit Ford Motor company recalled32000 workers to their jobs Monday ending a 3 day layoff caused by a parts shortage blamed by officials on the continuing strike at Murray Corporation of America Another 19000 employes in the Ford Rouge Highland Park and branch assembly plants remained idle SEE SLUMP OF 39696000 BU SINCE JULY 15 Drought Damage Mostly to Late Planted Corn Some Recovery Probable Des Moines 1947 Iowa corn crop hampered by lack of rainfall and drying winds was estimated Monday at 416808000 bushels based on conditions of Aug 1 This was a slump of 39696000 bushels from the July IS estimate The indicated average yield per acre was 42 bushels compared with 46 on July 15 The Iowa crop and livestock re porting service said some recov ery is probable if the state gets rain very soon The service added that much of the early planted corn has held up favorably and that drought damage so far has been mostly to the late planted corn which amounts to about 9 per cent of the total corn acreage Most of the late planted corn will produce only a low tonnage of forage the service said Oats production was estimated at 187638000 bushels which is one per cent less than the 1936 1945 average but about 15 per cent less than the 1946 production of 220476000 110981000 Bushel Slump in U S Corn Washington a3 agricul ture department Monday forecast production of this years weather hampered national corn crop at 2659949000 bushels and a record wheat crop of 1427747000 bush els The corn estimate based on con ditions of Aug 1 compares with 2770930000 forecast in aspecial report for July 15 and with a July 1 figure of 2612809000 It is considerably short of last years record corn crop of 3287 927000 bushels but compares fa vorably with the 10 year 193645 average of 2639102000 The governments production goal was 3000000000 bushels A crop of at least 2850000000 bush els of good quality corn will be needed to maintain livestock pro duction at present high levels The latest forecast was based on Aug 1 conditions and did not take Fully into account damage caused in some areas of excessively hot dry weather since that date weather which the department says lias become a serious threat to corn and other crops in the mid western corn belt Government hopes for a high level of meat production next year were dampened by the official re port that corn crop prospects con tinue unfavorable The corn outlook also dims chances for a material reduction in prices of meat and corn both now at or near record levels as long as consumer demand contin ues strong The agriculture department said the corn livestock feed to make any re covery during the last half of July from Us poor planting season start This years corn crop will pro vide next years feed supply for hogs and cattle Consequently a short crop will affect next years production of meat but not this year Meat production for the re mainder of this year is expected to be about as large as last years near record volume Livestock to ae slaughtered in the months ahead arebeing fed on corn from last years big crop Officials have said that a corn crop of at least 2850000000 bu shels of good quality grain will be needed to maintain 1948 meat production near the 1947 per capi ta rate of about 155 pounds They have stated on the other hand that despite poor corn pros pects meat production next year should be considerably above the prewar per capita rate of 126 pounds a year The estimate for wheat com pares with last years crop of 1 155715000 which was the largest to that time and with the ten year average of 890306000 This big crop will enable the United States to continue exporting large quantities of the grain to shortage areas abroad Oats production was indicated at 1223644000 bushels compared with 1247454000 forecast a month ago 1509867000 last year and 1 161282000 for the tenyear aver age The production of winter wheat was indicated at 1095648000 bushels compared with 1092122 000 forecast a month earlier 873 893000 produced last year and 653893000 for the 10year aver age ;